Need info - murder in the water station mid 80's

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Since: Jul 09

Raynham, MA

#1 Jul 31, 2009
There was a woman tortured and killed off of rt 14 near Reservoir . An arrest was made and convicted the killer. Does anyone have any recollection/info to share?
denmgb

Brockton, MA

#2 Aug 25, 2009
Is this the case you were referring to, it happened in July 1999. Around the time of JFR Jr's death.

MELISSA GOSULE body recovered
MICHAEL GENTILE under arrest
Pembroke, Mass.
Hub teacher's body is found after 8 days (Boston Globe) The emotional eight-day search for a 27-year-old Boston teacher who disappeared July 11 after her car broke down near the Cap Cod Canal ended yesterday when the body of Melissa Gosule was found in a makeshift grave near the Chafin Reservoir.

Since: Jul 09

Raynham, MA

#3 Aug 25, 2009
denmgb wrote:
Is this the case you were referring to, it happened in July 1999. Around the time of JFR Jr's death.
MELISSA GOSULE body recovered
MICHAEL GENTILE under arrest
Pembroke, Mass.
Hub teacher's body is found after 8 days (Boston Globe) The emotional eight-day search for a 27-year-old Boston teacher who disappeared July 11 after her car broke down near the Cap Cod Canal ended yesterday when the body of Melissa Gosule was found in a makeshift grave near the Chafin Reservoir.
This murder I speak of happened around 1985.
But thanks for your response.
denmgb

Brockton, MA

#4 Aug 27, 2009
fter giving your request some more thought, I do recall that the remains of a young woman were found in a steel drum on the grounds of the water station. The woman had been tortured with electric shocks from auto jumping cables. I also recall that an employee of Rockland/Abington joint water works was arrested and convicted of the murder. I have tried researching online for more information, but as of this time I haven't had much luck. Is this the incident you were referring to?
Marko

AOL

#5 Nov 10, 2009
It was a long time ago. I recall that the young lady was picked up in Brockton and taken to the water treatment plant and sexually abused and tortured with auto jumper cables. Her body was dumped in the sand pit known at Bartlett's pit off of Oldham Street. Hope this helps.
Captain Pembroke

Carver, MA

#6 Nov 10, 2009
Marko has the story right.

The victim was a foster child living on or near Pine Tree Lane in Pembroke. She was allegedly a drug addict and prostitute. I believe that the foster family's surname was Denim or Denum or ???

The victim was picked up by the killer and taken to the water pumping station where he worked - I think it was on Great Sandy Bottom Pond off Mattakeesett Street.

My recollection is that the crime scene had been cleaned, but that blood sprayed up, underneath a table or shelf or something similar had been overlooked by the killer when he cleaned up.

Again, Marko is right about the body. The body was found off Oldham Street, near where West Elm Street intersects with Oldham.
Marko

AOL

#7 Nov 10, 2009
Hey Captain. This was when there were a rash of murders in Pembroke. Do you recall any of them?
StellaBellaOella

Brockton, MA

#8 Nov 10, 2009
This murder haunts me to this day. I lived close to the murder scene and had heard screaming, but it sounded like a wild animal and couldn't fathom a scream like that to be human, but it was. Also, her murderer lived in an apartment bld my father owned years earlier, he made life very miserable for us all.
Captain Pembroke

Carver, MA

#9 Nov 10, 2009
Marko wrote:
Hey Captain. This was when there were a rash of murders in Pembroke. Do you recall any of them?
The only other homicide I remember in Pembroke took place at a duplex on Pleasant Street in North Pembroke. My understanding is that it was a drug-related homicide.

Do you have anything to jog my memories about any other ones?
Marko

AOL

#10 Nov 11, 2009
Perhaps you are speaking of the murder / suicide in North Pembroke.
On West Street, an elderly woman was murdered and remains unsolved.
On Four Winds Drive, an elderly couple was murdered.
And on Gorham Drive, a girl was burind in a guy's back yard. All of these crimes, if I recall, happened in a short time span.
Captain Pembroke

Carver, MA

#11 Nov 15, 2009
I'm afraid that none of those events rings a bell with me.

Fortunately, our beloved South Shore is mostly homicide-free!
elderly woman murder

Plymouth, MA

#12 Jan 2, 2010
the police have knowledge, of this killing there where kids dad was a cop and got rid of the murder weapon,
Marko

AOL

#13 Jan 3, 2010
Since the original post I have been racking my brain, or what is left of it, to recall all of these murders. There is talk of the police knowing who killed the elderly woman on West St, but for some reason, no arrest. As for the couple on Four Winds Drive, they were killed by a woman who later shot and wounded a man on the shore of Stetson Pond on Plymouth St. Bullistics matched the gun to the murders. Around the same time, a man killed two (?) women in Plymouth and buried one of them in his back yard on Gorham Ave in Bryantville. If I recall, there was a murder / suicide in North Pembroke. All murders occurred around the same time. Shocking for such a small bedroom community.

Can anyone fill in some details? I don't know why this is bugging me. Thanks.
plymouthmom

Plymouth, MA

#14 Jul 2, 2010
The girl from the 80's name was Sharon Morgan. I went to junior high with her.
michele

Stoughton, MA

#15 Nov 15, 2010
Her name was Sharon Morgan, she lived with my Grandmother as a foster child for many years, she was a very quiet girl she went to school at Carver High School and maybe Old Colony Vo Tech, im not to sure, all she ever wanted was to fit in, she wasnt very pretty and kids always teased her was she had a good heart... she didnt deserve what they did to her, they raped her, and stabbed her to death! i hope they convicted all the bastards that were there!
umababy

Plymouth, MA

#16 Jan 18, 2011
I do remember this case clearly because the person convicted is related through marriage. A very sad case, 17 Year old Sharon Morgan RIP. No one deserves that.

here is a link
http://masscases.com/cases/sjc/416/416mass347...

there is not that much free information but you can purchase newspaper archives or perhaps try the library.
moretti

Randolph, MA

#17 Feb 8, 2011
The murder of Sharon Morgan occurred at the Pembroke water-treatment station in November, 1988. Dana A. Daggett of Pembroke was convicted of first degree murder in a trial in 1990. The conviction was upheld by the Supreme Judicial Court after appeal in 1993. Mr Daggett was a grave-yard shift worker at the plant. He journeyed to Brockton while on the clock and picked up Ms Morgan, a 17-year-old Brockton resident who was working as a prostitute. Mr Daggett stabbed Ms Morgan some 38 times, tortured her with electrocution, dumped her naked body elsewhere and burnt her clothes. After the body was found, co-workers discovered blood all over the place at the plant, and directed the police to Mr Daggett, who made admissions. Ms Morgan's blood and hair were found in the trunk of Mr Daggett's car. Other evidence also connected Mr Daggett to the murder.
Frances

Pembroke, MA

#18 Mar 13, 2011
Captain Pembroke wrote:
I'm afraid that none of those events rings a bell with me.
Fortunately, our beloved South Shore is mostly homicide-free!
Well, you must not have lived in Pembroke at the time because I remember them all well.

I had just moved from Quincy, in 1986, with my young children, and thought I was leaving the city for a quiet country town. I was horrified at the number and time frame of these awful events. My relatives teased me for years, at our family reunions. "So, any more Stephen King happenin's in Pembroke?"

Having said the above, I have lived a peaceful 23 years and raised my children in a lovely community. I always tell my kids that most people are good.

These isolated incidents can and do happen anywhere. Just a few really bad apples you have to watch out for. God bless the souls of their victims. May they find peace in the next world.
debbie life long resident

Whitman, MA

#19 Mar 31, 2011
i rode the bus with sharon morgan though she was a few years younger than me...i heard her parents both died and she lived with her aunt and family on indian trail...she was always sad looking..when she got older she walked around wampatuck street alot and was nicknamed the wanderer...my point of view she had a horrible life that ended even worse..i have no knowledge of prostitution...i hope that ahole rots in prison..is he related to the daggett that works for the town of pembroke??
celest971

South Weymouth, MA

#20 Jun 1, 2011
I went to school with Sharon, she lived in Pembroke down the street from where my husband grew up.. as far as her being a prostitute, I don't recall that at all, just that she was shy, and died a very horrible death. Pembroke is a nice town, and I find it amazing how stories change over the years.. I am glad to know the man responsible is behind bars.

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