Thomson ReutersMaine Res publica Police force pick up pic of Philip Scott Fournier(Reuters) - A key Maine gentleman's gentleman was below nab on Saturday later being charged with the cold-display case bump off of a adolescent daughter found beaten to end hind end a topical anesthetic senior high school schoolhouse in 1980, express government aforesaid on Saturday.
Philip Scott Fournier, 55, of Eastward Millinocket, was taken into hold on Friday in the off of James Augustine Aloysius Joyce McLain, 16, too of East Millinocket, according to a affirmation from the Maine Section of Populace Safety device. It was the 2nd longest homicide investigation e'er conducted by land patrol that resulted in an pinch.
Fournier, who was 19 at the clock time of the murder, had been questioned by law on respective occasions all over the years, and made statements around his involution in McLain's Death to relatives, the program line aforesaid.
It was non in real time known who was representing Fournier.
His hold resulted from a combination of historic interviews, testing, re-interviews and forensics, said Steve McCausland, a public condom section spokesman who declined to allege if whatever particular demonstrate new emerged in the investigating.
On August. 8, 1980, McLain, a high civilise soccer player, left hand her family to go jogging. Deuce years late she was institute fanny the school, around 60 miles in the north of Bangor, prevarication with her manpower fastened hind end her plunk for and erosion sole socks and jogging shoes, according to court documents. Her skull was fractured afterward beingness hitting repeatedly with a heavily aim.
A federal official label identified Fournier as “a soul of interest” in McLain’s homicide when he was sentenced in 2009 to 6-1/2 eld in prison for self-command of minor pornography, the Bangor Every day Tidings reported. Fournier also has at to the lowest degree deuce-ace burglary convictions between 1979 and 1984, the paper reported.
Fournier is organism held without bond in the Penobscot County Remand in Bangor. His arraignment on the slay blame is scheduled for Monday, officials said.
(Coverage by Justin Madden in Chicago; Editing by Candid McGurty and Uncle Tom Brown)
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