2021 Annual Homicides

2021 Maine Homicides
Compiled by the Maine Department of Public Safety
Shannon Moss and Katy England

UPDATED February 2022

1/25/2021 | NEW SHARON | Police found the bodies of Jessica Dapolito, 42, and Robert Dapolito, 55 during a wellbeing check. It was determined that Robert killed Jessica and then himself.  DOMESTIC

2/12/2021 | TURNER | Troy Varney, 52, and Dulsie Varney, 48, were found injured at a residence on Knight Farm Road in Turner and later died of their injuries at an area hospital. Patrick Maher, 24, of Turner was arrested.
3/26/21 |YORK| Rhonda Pattelena, 35, of Bedford, MA died of blunt force trauma to the head. Location was on Shorts Sands Beach in York. Suspect is her domestic partner Jeffrey Buchannan, 34, also of Bedford, MA. He was arrested and charged with murder.  DOMESTIC
6/1/2021 |BREWER| Jaden Harding, 6 weeks old, was unresponsive and not breathing when transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center in critical condition on 5/31/21. He was pronounced dead on 6/1/21. The infant died from in inflicted injuries. His father, Ronald Harding, 36, was arrested and charged with Manslaughter. DOMESTIC

6/6/2021 |OLD TOWN|  Hailey Goding, 3, was pronounced dead at Eastern Maine Medical Center on 6/6/2021 after being rushed to the hospital two days earlier. Her mother, Hillary Goding, 28, was arrested and charged with manslaughter. DOMESTIC

6/16/21 |STANDISH| Amanda Brown, 29, was shot at her home at 35 Dow Street. On November 5, 2021 Brown’s boyfriend Brandon Libby of Standish, 34, was indicted by a Cumberland County Jury. He was arrested and charged with murder. DOMESTIC

6/17/21 |LIMINGTON|  Cheryl Cote, 47, and  Daniel Perkins, 45, were killed in their Limington home. Cote’s son Matthew Cote, 24, was arrested and charged with murder. DOMESTIC
6/20/21|STOCKTON SPRINGS| Maddox Williams, 3, died at Waldo General Hospital. His mother Jessica Williams, 35, arrested and charged with murder. DOMESTIC

6/30/2021 | SOMERVILLE | Joel Williams, 48, of Somerville was shot during an altercation at 1041 Rockland Rd. Charges against Kyle Hunt, 31, of Jefferson  were presented to grand jury and Hunt was not indicted.

7/22/20 |Turner| Harper Averill, 2 months old died at Maine Medical Center. On 9/8/21 a Grand Jury returned an indictment charging the father, Trevor Averill, 27, now of Buckfield with Murder and Manslaughter.  DOMESTIC. NOTE: Though this homicide occurred in 2020, we are including it on 2021 as the indictment occurred then.

8/29/21 | MILO | Sylus Melvin, 1 month old, died at Eastern Maine Medical Center. His father Reginald Melvin, 28, was arrested and charged with murder.  DOMESTIC

9/11/21 | Lewiston | Felician Betu, 70, died from injuries as a result of jumping out a window from the top floor of a 6 story building that was on fire. Three juveniles have been charged with felony murder and his death was ruled a homicide.  

9/14/21|BIDDEFORD| Douglas Michaud, 31, was shot and killed on his front porch. 30-year-old Randal J. Hennessey of Biddeford was arrested and charged with murder.  

10/13/21 |Fryeburg| Anderson Gomes, 28, was stabbed at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds at 1:05 a.m. Carlos A. Negron of Connecticut (no known town) was arrested and charged with murder

11/2/21 | Oakland | Karson Malloy, 14-months-old. Case is still under investigation.

11/4/2021 |Machias| Brandin Guerrero, 17, of Massapequa, NY was shot outside a home on High Street. Arrested and charged with felony murder was 41 year old Jorge Pagan-Sanchez of Taunton, Massachusetts, 23 year old and Nathanael Genao of New Bedford, Massachusetts.  27 year old Juan Ortiz of Concord, New Hampshire and 30 year old Emanuel Ramos of Roxbury Massachusetts.

 11/20/21 |Hiram| Ian Morris, 18, of Portland was shot outside a home at 6 Oak Woods. This case is still under investigation.

12/26/21 |Perry| Jason “Cowboy” Aubuchon, 50, of Eastport was shot at a residence at 47 Tranquility Lane. Danielle Wheeler, 50, was arrested and charged with murder. DOMESTIC