Child death

Maine State Police investigating child’s death in Naples

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.

On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at  approximately 1:06 pm the Cumberland Country Regional Communications Center received a 911 call from the area of Lambs Mills Road in Naples. Shortly after the call the Naples Fire Department reported there was an unresponsive 2-year-old child at their station. Cumberland County Deputies responded and learned the child, a male, was struck in the driveway of a residence on Lambs Mills Road. Life saving measures at the fire department were unable to revive the boy and the child was pronounced deceased. Due to the age of the child, the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit responded. The investigation revealed the father of the child was moving a pickup truck and camper trailer and unable to see the child when the child was struck.  The parents immediately grabbed the child and transported him to the Naples Fire Department. At this time names of all involved are being withheld pending notification of additional family members. 

This was a difficult scene for all involved. We urge the media to respect the privacy of the family at this time. 

Stockton Springs Woman Charged with Murder

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.

A Stockton Springs woman is charged with murder in the death of her child.
On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, Maine State Police Detectives arrested 35-year-old Jessica Williams and charged her in connection with the death of her 3 -year-old son.

Maddox Williams died Sunday, June 20, 2021, after being brought to Waldo General Hospital by his mother and grandmother. The Office of the State Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide.  Detectives and evidence technicians have been working since Sunday conducting interviews and investigating the circumstances of the boy’s death.

Wednesday afternoon Williams was arrested by Detectives at her mother’s house in Stockton Springs and taken to the Waldo County Jail. Williams is charged with murder.

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.

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