Missing Person

Jonesport Body Update

State Police say they believe the body found yesterday in Jonesport is 43 year old William Merchant, who has been missing for nearly 11 months. An autopsy was completed today at the State Medical Examiner's Office and no determination was made on the cause of the death because of the condition of the remains.  However detectives say there was no evidence of foul play.   Additional work will be completed by the State Police DNA Lab to determine Merchant's positive identification, however items found with the body indicate it is him. 

UPDATE: Missing Searsmont Woman Located Safely

Jacqueline Reed, 29, of Searsmont:  5'6" tall, weighs 130 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes

UPDATE: Jacqueline Reed was located safe today after being unaccounted for since Tuesday.  She was located in Lewiston Saturday afternoon. 

State Police and the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing Searsmont woman, who was last seen in Auburn, this past week.  29 year old Jacqueline Reed was last seen on Center Street in Auburn at 10 PM on Tuesday April 28.  Reed is 5'6" tall, weighs 130 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.   Reed lives on the Morrow Road in Searsmont .  Anyone with information on Reed or knows of  her whereabouts is asked to call the State Police's Communication Center in Augusta at 624-7076. 

Westbrook Missing Person (UPDATED)

Henry Jaques, 45, of Westbrook is missing. He is 5'9", 200 lbs, blond hair and blue eyes. 

UPDATE: An autopsy was completed today. Additional testing needs to be done, but the death of Mr. Jacques is not considered suspicious. Westbrook PD will be continuing to investigate.

An update to earlier information released by the Maine State Police:

Henry Jacques, who was reported missing in Westbrook, was located deceased this afternoon in the woods behind Saint Anthony’s Church on Brown Street. By State statute, the cause of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. No further information is being released at this time.

The Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit is assisting the Westbrook Police Department with a missing persons case.  Henry Jacques, 45 years old, was last seen at 55 Brown Street, APT 2 on Friday, November 8th at approximately 3:00 PM by his live-in girlfriend.  He left the residence on foot wearing blue jeans, multiple layers of shirts (unknown color) and no shoes.  Jacques is described as 5’9” tall, 200 lbs. with blonde hair and blue eyes.  He has a tattoo on his right arm with the initials “H.J.”  Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Westbrook Police Department at (207) 854-0394 or Maine State Police at (207) 624-7076.

Lincoln Man Missing After Car Wreck

Brett Doane, 25, of Lincoln, 6-feet tall, 150 lbs., brown hair, blue eyes, was last seen walking west on Route 6 in Lee.

Maine State Police are asking the public's assistance in locating a Lincoln man who reportedly walked away from a vehicle crash in Lee and hasn't been seen since.

On November 4, 2019, at 3 a.m., The Maine State Police responded to a single motor vehicle crash at 2717 Lee Road in Lee. A grey Volkswagen sedan had crashed into a tree causing severe damage. An investigation revealed that the vehicle was operated by Brett Doane, 25, of Lincoln. Police believe Doane was not wearing his seatbelt and may have been injured. Troopers learned that the homeowner near where Doane crashed spent about 45 minutes with him prior to his walking away from the scene. The crash took place at approximately 2 a.m. and the resident stated that Doane was not bleeding, but mentioned his leg hurt. A neighbor walked outside and called police around 3 a.m. and Doane left walking west on Route 6 towards Lincoln.

He was last seen in the area of the Dam Road in Lee. Doane was carrying 2 backpacks. He was wearing brown hiking boots, tan/grey Dickie’s style pants, a grey long sleeve shirt, and a canvas Carhartt style vest over his shirt. Information at this time suggests Doane may have been picked up, but he has not been located and his family has not heard from him. Doane is 6’00 tall and approximately 150lbs with brown hair and blue eyes.

If you have information on Doane’s whereabouts, please contact the Troop E Barracks for Trooper Andrew Peirson at 207-973-3700.


Melissa Sousa, 29, of Waterville is missing. She is 5-feet tall, 125 lbs, brown hair, hazel eyes.

UPDATE: State and Waterville Police say at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Oct. 23, investigators from the two departments discovered a body in the basement of 32 Gold Street. The body was removed a short time ago and transported to the Medical Examiners (ME) Office in Augusta. The ME’s Office will begin work on the identification and cause of death on Thursday, Oct. 24. The two agencies will continue the investigation throughout the day.


Waterville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a young Waterville mother who was last seen Tuesday morning.   29 year old Melissa Sousa of 32 Gold Street was last seen about 8:30 AM Tuesday putting her two children on a school bus by her house.  Friends reported her missing last night and Waterville Police asked State Police to assist them in the investigation later in the evening. 

Melissa is five feet tall, weighs 125 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.  She lives at the duplex home with 28 year old Nicholas Lovejoy and they are the parents of eight year old twin girls.  A team of State Police detectives and evidence technicians are in Waterville and have joined  Waterville Police in the investigation.   Anyone who has seen Sousa or has information on her whereabouts is asked to call Waterville Police at 207-680-4700 extension 4513.

Lovejoy was arrested by Waterville Police around midnight after his SUV was stopped on Summer St.  Waterville Police charged him with having a loaded rifle in the car and endangering the welfare of a child. Police said he had left his children alone at the home.   Lovejoy was interviewed at the Waterville Police Department this morning and has cooperated with investigators .  He was later taken to the Kennebec County Jail, where he is being held in lieu of $2,000 bail.

Missing Waltham Man UPDATE: Found Safe

Samuel Deonta Linscot, 23, of Waltham

UPDATE: Linscott has been located and is safe.

Trooper Dana Austin is requesting the public's assistance in locating Samuel (Deonta) Linscott, 23, of Waltham. Samuel has not been heard from by his family since September 25, 2019. He last worked in the Winter Harbor area as a fisherman. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Bangor RCC at 207-973-3700 for Trooper Dana Austin. 


Stephen Brown
Stephen Brown, 53, of Lewiston

Maine State Police and Lewiston Police are asking the public’s help in locating a Lewiston man who has been missing for over a week.  


53-year-old Stephen Brown was last seen on August 26.  Brown lives at 96 Winter Street in Lewiston.  He is 5’9” tall, weighs 180 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.


Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Lewiston Police at 207-784-6421


Thornton Jenkins
Thornton Jenkins, 86, of Somesville

UPDATE: Jenkins found safe, He ran out of gas in Presque Isle.


Police on Mount Desert Island are looking for an elderly Somesville man who has not seen since Saturday morning.  86 year old Thornton Jenkins is driving his 2003 gray Ford Explorer with Maine licence plate 6612 KA.  Jenkins has early dementia and no cell phone.  He was going to do errands in Somesville and Southwest Harbor and was due home at noon.   Jenkins is 5'8", weighs 190 with gray hair and blue eyes.  He was wearing khaki shorts and a blue polo shirt.  He had talked in the past about visiting New London, NH and police there have been notified.  Anyone with information on Thornton Jenkins is asked to call Mount Desert Police at 207-276-5111.

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