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Andover: Andover Police and State Police investigate the scene of a home at 58 William Street in Andover where a 16 year old girl from Wellesley had been staying before wandering into water near Hussey Brook Pond early yesterday morning. Photo by Kate Glass/Eagle Tribune Sunday, February 15, 2009 No Published Caption1 Andover: Andover Police and State Police investigate the scene of a home at 58 William Street in Andover where a 16 year old girl from Wellesley had been staying before wandering into water near Hussey Brook Pond early yesterday morning. Photo by Kate Glass/Eagle Tribune Sunday, February 15, 2009 No Published Caption1

Andover: Andover Police and State Police investigate the scene of a home at 58 William Street in Andover where a 16 year old girl from Wellesley had been staying before wandering into water near Hussey Brook Pond early yesterday morning. Photo by Kate Glass/Eagle Tribune Sunday, February 15, 2009 No Published Caption1 Andover: Andover Police and State Police investigate the scene of a home at 58 William Street in Andover where a 16 year old girl from Wellesley had been staying before wandering into water near Hussey Brook Pond early yesterday morning. Photo by Kate Glass/Eagle Tribune Sunday, February 15, 2009 No Published Caption1

Eleven months after the suicide of Elizabeth Mun following a party in Andover, the mother of the teen who hosted the gathering has broken her silence about the case, revealing new details about what led to the death.

In an interview with the Andover Townsman, a sister publication of The Eagle Tribune, Laurie Zimmerman said she was speaking out because her children continue to be negatively affected by misconceptions about the death of Mun, 16, of Wellesley.

Mun, a Concord Academy classmate of Zachary Zimmerman’s, was found unresponsive in Hussey Brook Pond early on Feb. 15, 2009, after leaving a party at the Zimmermans’ William Street home. The medical examiner ruled that Mun’s death was a suicide and that her consumption of alcohol was not a contributing factor.

Relying on documents obtained as part of the court case against her son Zachary, Zimmerman told the Townsman that Mun had been told by her parents they were splitting up and had written three apparent suicide notes before coming to the house party. She also said the documents said Mun had no alcohol in her system.

Zimmerman showed the court documents to the Townsman, but the weekly newspaper did not view all of the documents in detail and was not permitted to make copies of them.

“My heart breaks for this young lady,” Zimmerman said. “We were so sorry for her. . We chose to stay quiet so that this young woman could be buried with dignity, and no one came forward and told the truth about what she did. It all fell on Zachary.

“She was an acquaintance, not a close friend. She was not invited. She was a troubled girl who showed up here with a mission, and that was to say goodbye to her boyfriend, who happened to be here that night.”

After the incident, Zachary wasn’t allowed to attend graduation with his classmates and was rejected for admission to several colleges after Concord Academy had him write letters informing the colleges of his arrest for allegedly providing alcohol to minors, according to his mother. Zachary and his younger sister, Zoe, an Andover High student, have been shunned and called names by their peers, said Laurie Zimmerman.

Three notes were left

One of the court documents Zimmerman showed the Townsman was the report on Mun’s autopsy. It said Mun did not have any alcohol in her system the night of Feb. 14 but had slit her wrists and ingested Ritalin, a medication usually prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Zimmerman also showed three apparent suicide notes written by Mun, marked as court evidence. Zimmerman said Mun addressed one note to her boyfriend and slipped it into his pocket at the party.

“This young lady was crying for help . (Mun’s suicide) was planned long before she came to my house,
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” said Zimmerman. “The question of why did she do it she didn’t do anything because of my son.”

Steven O’Connell, spokesman for the Essex County District Attorney’s office, said the office does not comment on pending cases and also would not comment out of respect for the Mun family. Jessica Connors, prosecutor in the case, and Sue Lee Mun, Elizabeth’s mother, were not available for comment.

Zachary Zimmerman, 19, pleaded not guilty last August to charges of providing alcohol to minors at the Feb. 14 overnight party, which is said to have involved fewer than 20 people. A pre trial conference was held this week and the case was continued to Feb. 8, said O’Connell.

Zimmerman said that on the night of the party, her son had driven another student, Morgan Ingari, to a liquor store, where she purchased beer and vodka with a fake ID.

Ingari, 18, was also charged with providing alcohol to minors and admitted to sufficient facts in the case last August. Her case was continued without a finding for two years and she was placed on probation.

Zimmerman said her son pleaded not guilty in August so the family could gain access to court documents they had not seen, hoping to get answers.

Called to come home

Laurie Zimmerman, 49, who described herself as a homebody who rarely travels, said it was a surprise Valentine’s Day getaway to New Hampshire with her boyfriend that took her out of Andover on the evening of Feb. 14.

The couple was awakened by an early morning phone call from Zachary, asking them to come home.

The party hosted by her son was meant to be a small gathering of Zachary’s Concord Academy classmates.

“As always happens, kids bring kids,” Zimmerman said.

Based on her reading of the court documents she obtained, here is what Zimmerman said happened the night of Feb. 14 into Feb. 15:

Earlier that evening, Elizabeth Mun had gone out to dinner with her parents at the Framingham Country Club. Later, Elizabeth had a friend pick her up and drive her to Boston, unknown to her parents.

Mun placed a call from Boston to her boyfriend, Josh Reed, who was at the Zimmermans’, asking if she could see him. Zachary Zimmerman initially told Josh that Mun was not welcome but eventually said yes after other teens at the party urged him to allow Elizabeth to be with her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day.

Mun took a taxi from Boston to Andover, showing up in shorts and Ugg boots, and Mun and her boyfriend spent the remainder of the evening in the house, apart from the rest of the teens.
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