Domestic Violence Homicide


State Police have charged a Newport man with the death of his wife inside their home at 16 North Street in Newport.  State Police Detectives were called  by Newport Police after they were called to the home as a result of a 911 call at 10 AM .  Dead is 37 year old Anielka Allen and under arrest and charged with murder is her husband -- 40 year old Frederick Allen.  State Police say this was a domestic violence homicide .  
Detectives and Evidence Technicians have been at the home all day and were expected to continue work at the home on Friday.  Allen was arrested  late Thursday afternoon and taken to the Penobscot County Jail.  He is expected to make his first court appearance on Friday.   The couple have been living at the home since 2012.  The body of Mrs. Allen was transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta where an autopsy is scheduled Friday.  This is the state's first homicide in 2020. 

Augusta Domestic Violence Homicide

State Police are investigating the murder-suicide deaths of a couple in Augusta as a domestic violence homicide. The woman who was stabbed to death by her boyfriend in Augusta is 30 year old Loryn McCollett. Her boyfriend is 30 year old Eric Ryan, formerly of Clinton, who shot and killed himself as Augusta Police Officers knocked on the apartment door. Loryn McCollett’s body was found in her bed, and Eric Ryan’s body was found in a bathroom with a handgun at his side. The couple shared an apartment with a friend at 93 Northern Avenue in Augusta. It was that apartment in Augusta where the two bodies were found.

Detectives continue to conduct interviews today while Evidence Response Team Members process the apartment for evidence.   

Autopsies on the two bodies are taking place Tuesday at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta.  

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