Investigators looking for bicyclist in connection to death of Cambridge teen

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A 15-year-old girl is dead following an apparent assault in Cambridge, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

Cambridge Police responded to a report of a girl who had been thrown to the ground on Cambridge Street, near Warren Street, around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

According to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, investigators are looking for any witnesses to the incident they say happened July 22 around 6:30 p.m. on Cambridge Street.

Specifically, they are looking for anyone who may have seen a person on a bicycle near where the incident occurred.

The preliminary investigation suggests the teen was walking to a friend’s house when she was shoved to the ground and hit her head.

The teen was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. She was pronounced dead around 2:45 p.m. Monday.

Police haven’t made any arrests in connection with the attack.

“This is an open and ongoing investigation and no further information is being released, including the identification of the decedent, pending a ruling of the cause and manner of death by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner,” according to a statement from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

The case is being investigated by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Cambridge Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

The teen had not been identified by Tuesday afternoon, but Cambridge Rindge and Latin School confirmed she was a student there.

A statement from the superintendent of Cambridge Schools said counselors would be on hand through the week to offer support to students and staff members.

Members of the public with information they believe will be helpful may contact Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office at (781) 897-6600. Tips can be left anonymously or contact Cambridge Police at (617) 349-3300. You can also provide information anonymously by calling the Cambridge Police Tip Hotline at (617) 349-3359 and leave a message.

Anonymous tips may also be sent via the Cambridge Police MyPD mobile app or via text message to 847411. Begin your text with TIP650 and then type your message.

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