Bowdoinham Teen Arrested In Connection With Woman's Death

Mar 1, 2018

Maine State Police say they have arrested a teenage boy from Bowdoinham in connection with the death of a 55-year-old woman in her Bowdoinham home.

Police responded Monday morning to Marie Sylvester's mobile home and found her unresponsive. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says the teenager was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with murder.  Police aren't releasing his name.

"His first court appearance is going to be Friday afternoon in West Bath," McCausland says. "In past practices it's likely his name will be released at that time."

McCausland says the teen has been taken to the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland. He was arrested as he was being released from Mid Coast Hospital where he had been admitted on Monday. 

Police aren't saying why he'd been hospitalized and also aren't releasing Sylvester's cause of death.