Homicide

Woman's death in Lovell was ruled a Homicide

 From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.
 
On Thursday, February 24, 2022, shortly after 01:34 a.m., the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home at 82 Pleasant Point Road in Lovell to conduct a welfare check on 41-year-old Jennifer Lingard of Dighton, Massachusetts. Lingard was in Lovell vacationing at her family’s home.  Deputies arrived to find Jennifer deceased inside the home with her two young children who were unharmed. Maine State Police Major Crime Unit Detectives were called to assist in the investigation and worked with witnesses and family members to gather statements and evidence. Maine State Police Detectives worked with the Newport, Rhode Island Police to locate and speak with 33-year-old Sami Daou of Newport, Rhode Island who was vacationing with Lingard and her children in Maine. Lingard and Daou were in a relationship at the time.

On Saturday, February 26, 2022, Daou was found deceased inside his Rhode Island home. The Rhode Island medical examiner determined that Daou died as a result of a drug overdose. The Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta conducted an autopsy following Lingard’s death back in February.  After recently receiving toxicology results, Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Liam Funte ruled her death a homicide.  The Maine State Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Lingards’ death.
 

Maine State Police Make Arrest in Mexico Homicide

 From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.


On Saturday, August 6, 2022, shortly before 1:00 pm, the Mexico Police Department responded to a home at 32 Intervale Avenue in Mexico after a 911 call was received indicating there had been a shooting in the home.  Officers from Mexico and Rumford PD as well as two ambulances from Med-Care Ambulance arrived to find 27-year-old Nicholas Trynor of Mexico deceased.  Maine State Police Major Crime Unit Detectives were called in to assist in the investigation and worked throughout the night and throughout the day Sunday gathering statements and evidence.

On Sunday, August 7, 2022, 52-year-old Thomas Tellier of Mexico was arrested for the shooting death of his stepson Nicholas Trynor in their Intervale Avenue home in Mexico.  Tellier was arrested in Mexico and was transported to the Oxford County Jail on the charge of Murder. Tellier will be arraigned later this week in Oxford County Superior Court.
 

Mount Vernon Homicide Arrest

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.

The Maine State Police have made an arrest in connection to the death of 14-year-old Brooke McLaughlin of Mt. Vernon. McLaughlin was found deceased in her home on Monday, July 18, 2022, just after 6:00 pm. The Office of Chief Medical Examiner determined McLaughlin’s death was a homicide. On Saturday morning, July 23, 2022, State Police Detectives arrested a male juvenile from Maine and charged him with murder. The juvenile was taken to Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland. McLaughlin and the juvenile did know each other. Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding McLaughlin’s death. Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police at 207.624.7076.
 
At this time we will not be releasing the juvenile's name or where in Maine he is from. We will also not be releasing any investigative details such as what led police to the juvenile. Additional information will be released through court documents. 
 

Massachusetts Man Arrested for Murder in Death of Skowhegan Woman

 From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.
 
On Saturday, July 16, 2022, at approximately 5:39 am the Skowhegan Police Department received a 911 call from a male reporting an assault at 912 Canaan Road, in Skowhegan. Officers responded to the home to find that male suffering from a head injury. The man, who is from Madison, was staying overnight on the property with his friend 20-year-old Alice Abbott of Skowhegan who lived there with her parents. When officers arrived, they also located Alice Abbott deceased on the property. The male friend was later transported to Reddington-Fairview General hospital in Skowhegan where he was treated and released. Maine State Police Detectives and Evidence Technicians worked throughout the day Saturday conducting interviews and investigating the circumstances of Abbott’s death. At approximately 3:20 pm Saturday State Police Detectives arrested 19-year-old Jason Servil of Massachusetts at the Skowhegan Police Department and charged him with Murder in connection with the death of Abbott. Servil was an acquaintance of Abbott. Servil was transported to the Somerset County jail. The decision to charge Servil was made Saturday afternoon following a discussion between the State Police and the Maine Attorney General’s office. 
Sunday morning July 17, 2022, the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta conducted an autopsy and ruled the death a homicide.
 

Maine State Police Arrest Woman in Washington County Homicide

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.


On Wednesday, July 6th, 2022, at approximately 3:00 p.m. 42-year-old Rebecca Moores, of Robbinston, was arrested without incident on an outstanding warrant for Murder by the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit- North. The arrest occurred during a traffic stop on Hardy Point Road in Pembroke, with assistance from the Pleasant Point Police Department. Moores is charged in connection with the death of 53-year-old Paula Johnson who was found deceased in her home at 515 Leighton Point Road in Pembroke on the evening of Wednesday, February 9th, 2022.  The arrest follows an intensive, months-long investigation.  Moores was transported to the Washington County Jail.  
 

Winter Harbor Hit and Run Ruled a Homicide- Nationwide Search Continues   

Raymond LesterFrom the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO


Sometime between Saturday night, June 18, 2022, and the early hours of Sunday morning June 19, 2022, 35-year-old Nicole Mokeme of South Portland was killed in a hit and run at Acadia National Park on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Winter Harbor. The death of Ms. Mokeme has been ruled a homicide and the Maine State Police, with assistance from law enforcement partners, continue to search nationwide for 35-year-old Raymond Lester out of Portland Maine, and his vehicle, a 2016 Black BMW X3 SUV bearing Maine Registration 5614WM. The vehicle may have front-end or undercarriage damage.  
There is an active arrest warrant for murder for Lester. If you have any information as to the whereabouts of either Lester or his vehicle please call the Maine State Police at 207-973-3700.

No additional information will be released at this time as to not compromise the integrity of the investigation.
 

Vassalboro Homicide

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.

The Maine State Police continue to investigate a shooting that left one man dead and another man injured inside an apartment building in Vassalboro. The shooting took place Monday, May 30, 2022, at approximately 9:12 a.m. in the hallway of the building. Several people were inside the building when an argument started between two of the building’s residents. All of the people inside the building have been interviewed by police and are cooperating with the investigation. 

The deceased, 37-year-old Jeremy Gilley of Vassalboro died as a result of being shot. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined the death is a homicide. 30-year-old Joshua Bilodeau of Vassalboro, who was also shot, is recovering at a local hospital. At this time we are not identifying the third male who was involved in the incident but was not injured.

No arrests have been made and the police continue to investigate the circumstances of the death and shooting. State Police Detectives will consult with the Kennebec District Attorney’s office and the Maine Attorney General’s office throughout the investigation. 
 

Washington County Death Ruled a Homicide

Pleasant Point Death

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO

UPDATE: Washington County Death Ruled a Homicide

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that the death of 43-year-old Kimberly Neptune is a homicide. Perry was found deceased in her home at 27 Thunder Road in Perry on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit North is investigating Neptune’s death with the assistance of the Pleasant Point Police Department.

We are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person in the attached photos so that Detectives can speak to them to determine if they have any relevant information.  If anyone has any information about the person in the photos or about the death of Neptune, please call the Maine State Police at 973-3700 and leave a message for Detective Larry Anderson.
 

Pleasant Point Photo 2

 

Original Release

Maine State Police investigating death of a Washington County woman
 
On Thursday, April 21, 2022, at approximately 8:11 p.m., the Pleasant Point Police Department was requested by a relative to respond to an apartment at 27 Thunder Road in Perry to check on the well-being of 43-year-old Kimberly Neptune. Upon entry, Neptune was discovered deceased and the circumstances of her death are suspicious. Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit North was called and is now investigating the death with the assistance of Pleasant Point PD. An autopsy is being performed today at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 
 
A neighbor of Neptune’s reported having a surveillance camera and located on the video a person walking by the apartment building. Screenshots of the video are attached. We are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person in the photos so that Detectives can speak to them to determine if they have any relevant information.  If you have any information about the person in the photos or about the death of Neptune, please call the Maine State Police at 973-3700 and leave a message for Detective Larry Anderson.
 

Washington County man arrested for murder in stabbing death of his father

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO

On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at approximately 10:42 a.m., the Washington County Regional Communications Center (RCC) received a 911 call reporting a stabbing that occurred at 24 Sunshine Lane in Big Lake Township.  Local law enforcement and EMS responded to the residence where 62-year-old Darren Laney Sr. was discovered deceased.  Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit North was called to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.  The investigation led to the arrest of Laney Sr.’s son 36-year-old Darren Laney Jr. for murder.  Maine State Police Detectives arrested Laney Jr. at Indian Township PD without incident. Laney Jr. was taken to the Washington County Jail. 

The following agencies assisted in the initial response and further investigation:  Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Maine State Police Troop J, Indian Township Police Department, Passamaquoddy Warden Service, US Border Patrol, Maine Warden Service and Passamaquoddy Fire Rescue.

This is an active investigation. Additional information to follow when appropriate.
 

Washington County Homicide

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO

On Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at approximately 5:33 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to 515 Leighton Point Road in Pembroke to a report of an unresponsive female.  When deputies arrived, the female was discovered deceased and the circumstances were suspicious.  Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit North and the Maine State Police Evidence Response Team responded to the residence to continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death.  The victim was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta where an autopsy was performed on Thursday, February 10, 2022.  The victim has been identified as 53-year-old Paula Johnson of Pembroke.  The results of the autopsy has ruled the death to be a homicide.  Maine State Police continue to investigate and are asking for the public’s help.  If anyone has information about the death or saw anything on the Leighton Point Road in the last few days that seems suspicious, please call the Maine State Police dispatch in Bangor at 973-3700 and leave a message for Detective Adam Bell.

That is all of the information we will be releasing at this time.
 

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