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Searsmont deaths were a murder-suicide, state police say

The Maine state police are attributing the deaths of two people in Searsmont yesterday to a murder-suicide.

50-year-old Amy Nickerson and 50-year-old Lance Lucas were found dead Monday afternoon by Waldo County sheriff's deputies. The medical examiner ruled Nickerson's death a homicide, and Lucas's death a suicide.

State police say the two were domestic partners, and had recently broken up.

Kaitlyn Budion is Maine Public’s Bangor correspondent, joining the reporting team after several years working in print journalism.