Unsolved Homicide Unit

In 2015, the 127th Legislature approved funding for an Unsolved Homicide Unit. The Office of the Attorney General, along with the Maine State Police, selected members to form the unit. It consists of a prosecutor and a victim witness advocate from the Attorney General’s Office, a Lieutenant and two detectives from the Maine State Police, and a forensic chemist from the Maine State Police Crime Lab.

This unit was created for the purpose of investigating unsolved homicides. These investigations consist of cases which were unresolved with initial investigative efforts.

The Maine State Police Major Crimes Units investigate homicides throughout the state. The Portland and Bangor Police departments investigate homicide cases occurring within their respective jurisdictions. Between 2010 and 2014, the Maine State Police had a combined murder and manslaughter by negligence clearance rate of over 100%. Despite our best efforts and collective use of available resources, some cases are not immediately solved (Click to see the list of unsolved homicides).

What is an Unsolved Homicide?

An unsolved homicide is a known or potential homicide case in which three years or more have passed without an individual having been charged. Not included are cases in which there is evidence which establishes beyond a reasonable doubt that the person responsible is dead, or constitutional and legal principles preclude prosecution. Examples include cases which are beyond the statute of limitations, cases in which the defendant was acquitted after trial, and cases involving legal defenses, such as self-defense.

Currently, Maine State Police has unsolved murder cases back as far as the 1950’s. We encourage those with information that can assist in the identification and arrest of those responsible for any unsolved murder to contact us or the investigating agency. If you do not see a specific victim on the below list please let us know. Tips will be forwarded to the respective Major Crime Unit in the relevant geographical area. Thank you.

 If you have any information regarding any of these investigations, you can LEAVE A TIP.

Lieutenant Jeff Love is the commanding officer of the unit. He can be contacted at:

Lt. Jeff Love
Maine State Police
Major Crimes Central
36 Hospital Street
Augusta, ME. 04333
(207)624-7143

Unsolved Homicides

Person Year Town
Bocuzzo, Louise 1994 Kennebunkport
Baldwin, Shirley 1976 Lisbon Falls
Bitomski, Maxine T. 1993 Kittery
Carruthers, Chester 1981 Harrison
Consalvi, Rose Anne 1979 Berwick
Conway, Sean D. 1991 Newfield
Crabtree, Jenna Nicole 1996 Windham
Dunlap, Donald E. 1988 Lewiston
Duran, Theresa 1984 Gorham
Hand, Judith 1971 Farmington
Hannah, Susan 1992 Limington
Hawkes, Alice 1987 Westbrook
Hobbs, Malcomb 1997 North Berwick
La Vopa, Vincent 1985 Arundel
Mace, Charles 1974 Kittery
Mair, David 1992 Fryeburg
Milliken, Dorothy L. "Dottie" 1976 Lewiston
Napier, Thomas 1993 Lyman
Olenchuk, Mary C. 1970 Ogunquit
O'Neil, Steven 1989 South Paris
Ouellette, Ashley 1999 Scarborough
Sanborn, Michael 1985 Sanford
Schwartz, Raoul 1976 South Bridgton
Selek, Bessie 1999 Lyman
Tanner, Mary Ellen 1978 Lyman
Thomas, Angela 1990 Brunswick
Webb, Pamela J. 1989 Biddeford
Weed, Raymond "Butch" 2003 Wilton
Rosado, Rafeal 2004 Biddeford
Brackett, Lorna 1991 Waterville
White, Vincent 1991 Waterville
Brochu, Janet 1988 Pittsfield
Burke, Dorothea B. 1984 Stockton Springs
Chase, Emily 1978 Bowdoinham
Huntley, Thomas 1979 Winslow
Kowalczyk, Brian 1986 Winthrop
Lauze, Florence E. 1975 Newcastle
Levesque, Raynald 1994 Madison
McAvoy, Shirley 1990 Pittsfield
Parent, Douglas 1983 Waldoboro
Pease, Everette 1987 Fayette
Rines, Christopher 1991 Pittsfield
Robinson, Arthur 1980 Searsmont
Choate, Ellen 1975 Newport
Maxwell, Linda 1984 Calais
Drew, Lila 1977 Masardis
Spellman, Leslie 1977 Northeast Harbor
Campbell, Pamela M. 1981 Bangor/Holden
Pulkkinen, Barry 1988 Millinocket
Caron, Helen 2001 Lewiston
Morello, Wendy 2004 York
Kramer, Kenneth 1983 Cherryfield
Doe, Baby Jane 1985 Frenchville
Albert, Richard 1971 Saco
Blake, Alford "Buddy" 2003 Moscow
Polchies, Beverly 1984 Milford
Cassidy, James 1976 Amherst
Cochran, Michael C. 1981 Dedham
McKee, Robert 1975 Newport
Savitch, Joseph 1997 Masardis
Alexander, Louis 1997 Masardis
Drake, Amy 2006 Norridgewock
Folsom, Samantha 2011 Lewiston
Smith, Darrel 2008 Woodland
Wood, Jr., Daniel 1954 Auburn
Baillargeon, Joseph 1968 Biddeford
Bear, Anthony 1992 Fort Fairfield
Allen, Brian 2005 Orland
Foley, Kevin 2007 Westbrook
Moulton, Frances 2008 Lebanon
Pursley, Tabitha 2009 Lewiston
Woodburn, Charles E. 2010 Jefferson
Zernicke, Kenneth 2015 Caribou
Roderick, Michael 2008 Augusta
Tanerillo, Joyce 1974 South Portland