Old Town

Old Town Woman charged in daughter’s death

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS, PIO

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, Maine State Police arrested 28-year-old Hillary Goding of Old Town. Goding is charged with manslaughter in the death of her 3-year-old daughter.  

On Friday, June 4, 2021, Old Town Fire and Rescue responded to 149 Center Street at approximately 10:48 pm after Goding called 911 to report that her daughter was unresponsive and not breathing.
The child was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center where she was pronounced dead on Sunday, June 6, 2021.

An autopsy was performed Sunday by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner. Information regarding the autopsy is not being released at this time.
Hillary Goding was arrested in Lincoln Sunday and taken to the Penobscot County Jail.  

Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Old Town Police Department are investigating.

Old Town Investigation Update

The death of 42 year old Derek Blyth has been ruled a homicide by the Medical Examiner’s officer.  Blyth was shot to death in the apartment located at 345 Brunswick Street in Old Town at approximately 1:30 pm, Saturday afternoon.  The shooter has been identified and has been interviewed.  The investigation will continue to determine the circumstances that led to the shooting.  At this time, no charges have been filed.  

Old Town Investigation

On October 24, 2020,  at approximately 1:30 PM, Old Town Police responded to a 911 call from a residence located at 345 Brunswick Street in Old Town.  The caller reported a shooting had occurred inside the residence.  Responding officers and EMS discovered 42-year-old, Derek Blyth deceased.  Members of the Maine State Police Major Crimes unit responded and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.  An autopsy will be performed later today to determine the cause and manner of death.  Members of the Maine State Police Evidence Response Team were at the scene until the early morning hours and will return today to continue their work of processing the scene.  We believe this is an isolated incident with no ongoing public safety concerns.  More information will be released as it becomes available.  

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