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Police Seek Public's Help In Locating Missing Waterville Woman

Maine Department of Public Safety

State and local police are asking for the public's help in locating a Waterville woman.

Authorities say 29-year-old Melissa Sousa was last seen Tuesday at about 8:30 a.m. putting her two children on a school bus by her house. Friends reported her missing Tuesday night.

Waterville police asked the Maine State Police to assist in the investigation. State police spokesperson Steve McCausland says Sousa lives in a duplex with 28-year-old Nicholas Lovejoy. They are the parents of 8-year-old twin girls.

McCausland says Lovejoy was arrested by Waterville police late Tuesday night, “after his vehicle was stopped in another section of the city. He was charged with having a loaded firearm in the car and, also, the fact that he left the two kids home alone.”

McCausland says Lovejoy has cooperated with investigators but was taken to the Kennebec County Jail because of the charges he is facing.