One of the smallest communities in the nation has been jolted by a double homicide, police in Maine said.
The victims, a husband and wife, were found dead in their mobile home over the weekend, Stephen McCausland, Public Information Officer for the Maine State Police told CNN. The couple lived in Webster Plantation, a town with a population of less than 100 people. “Basically two roads,” said McCausland. “Frankly, before Sunday, I’ve never heard of it. It’s that remote and that small.”
The slain couple has been identified as Michael and Valerie Miller, both 48. Their bodies were found in their home early Saturday afternoon, authorities said. Initially, investigators believed they might have succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning. However, the results of autopsy reports confirmed that they were the victims of homicide.
Investigators would not reveal the exact cause of death. “We’re releasing very few details about this case,” McCausland said.
McCausland did say that detectives are looking for a woman who was seen leaving the couple’s home on the day they were found dead. He described her as middle aged with a ponytail and wearing glasses. “We would like to find her and interview her, so far we have appealed to the public for help, so far we’ve had half a dozen calls.”
Webster Plantation is located in the center of Maine. According to the police, this is the first murders in the community in at least 2 decades.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Maine State Police at 207-866-2122.
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