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The Bangor Daily News from Bangor, Maine • 7

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Bongor Doily News Sot Sun ARaQSTOOK Police investigation intense in death of Orono woman der" Meister said recently while she pumped gas Bnaa Lewis was working at Campus Texaco Friday the 18th A week later in a telephone interview Lewis said he had been trying desperately to remem- a small town like Smith added Gndley lived in a modestly furnished apartment at 110 Mill St in Orono with Putnam Paine and her boyfriend Dan Rogers Putnam and Paine said she was impulsive "She would do things on the spur of the moment Like if she beard there was a (Grateful) Dead concert in Boston on a Friday afternoon pack up and hitch down Paine said in a recent interview Rogers was notified of his girlfriend death Thursday and as interviewed extensively by the detectives Numerous efforts by the NEV1 to contact him were fruitless Gndley had graduated from Lincoln-Boodstock Cooperative High School in New Hampshire in 1981 IS tule a student there she had been active in the school choir a member of the Rainbow Girls and involved in athletics Putnam feels an argument Gndley had with her parents triggered her move to Maine in September Rogers and Gndley bad met while Rogers as in New Hampshire last summer according to Putnam Putnam and Paine asserted that 90 percent of the time Gndley hitchhiked whenever she had to go anywhere She was last seen by them Fnday March It about 11 a as she headed south oo Route 2 trying to thumb a nde to Gridley slaying is likened to several unsolved cases lynnatt Barnes ber the people who went by the statioo last Fnday 1 got xome things in my head but I'm not sure There was a girl who kind of matched her description but she bad a blue type of rain coat on with the hood pulled over her head And she wasn't carrying a blue duffel bag like the police say but she had an army duffel bag and was wearing blue sweat pants As far as I know a car stopped and she got in There were two people in the car but it stopped out of sight and I couldn't tell they were men or women I'm not sure of the model of the car but I think It was an Lewis said According to Lewis a Maine state police detective questioned him Wednesday night lor about five minutes girl In the car that I saw kind of fit that description and It was about mid morning They were heading toward Veazle he added Police have received dozens of phone calls from people saying they remember seeing Gndley at one time or another Fnday morning Police say that Gndley was last seen wearing a dart blue CPOstyle jacket or shirt and that she was carrying a blue nylon knapsack She Is desenbed as being about five feet seven Inches tall and weighing between 190 to 170 pounds with red hair Putnam hat said he finds It hard to believe that one person could overpower her She was not a meek girl and knew how to handle herself according to Putnam Detectives uniformed state troopers and several local police departments have spent countless manhours In the last sts days searching foe that one piece of elusive evidence which will answer the question of why Justine Renee Grtdlev was killed LaGrsnge Postmaster Amaryl Smith summarized the feeling of people In town "It's sort of frightening also shocking If It could be solved I guess Vicki Paine and Mark Putnam On Fnday Assistant Attorney General Pasquale Perrino said he had no comment about whether there was any connection between Gndley's slaying and that of It year old Joyce McLain which after two years and seven months police are still Investigating "The case is still open and is being Investigated by Detective Ronald a police spokesman Mid McLain an East Milllnorket teenager was last seen shortly after I oo Friday Aug 9 1980 by Orchard and School -street residents Jogging toward a wooded area Two daya later ahortly before 7 a McLain's body bound and partially clothed wai found on a power line clearing 200 feet from the soccer field behind Schenck High School An autopay performed by Slate Medical Examiner Dr Henry Ryan concluded that ahe was killed by blunt blows to the head and neck Ryan aald there were a number of the blows to the head and her akull had been crushed Evidence led him to believe the slaying took place Aug 8 IIMO The news of Ciidlry'i body being found about 40 miles sway brought bark memories for some East Miill-norket residents There are many other homicides which have gone unsolved Among those The 1977 shooting death of Fllen Choate 24 a Philadelphia native who had taken a Job In Bangor shortly before gunshot took her life Choate's decomposed body was found In June 1977 In Newport near the Old County Road where It apparently had been for about two years The body of Rose Anne Fitzpatrick 24 of Malden Mau was found on a woods road off Route 9 in Berwick In from page 1 the ordinary coming into the store or aerating around outside near the intcr-sectMo of Route 11 and 155 1 would've remembered I Jog at night and 'I important to me 1 feet as though I cant do that now I think the Intelligent people in town arc frightened "My theory is that someone killed her Bangor and dumped her here The whole thing is really tragic No Dan Rogers one's over yet especially the children People areal even letting their children out after dart now I didn't let my children out after dark before this but you can't bet we wool I or get this" Barnes said Wednesday ta between ringing up sales LaGrange Postmaster Amaryl Smith expected a kit more talk in town about the incident than there has been been quieter In here than I thought Most everybody's pretty she said as she stamped a resident's mad read about things like this ui other places but you never expect it in Chris Mdisfdr Few leads in slaying A couple of leads may have turned up Friday In the Investigation of the slaying of Justine Renee Gridley 19 of Orono according Pasquale Perrino assistant attorney general Friday afternoon Perrino said three roadblocks were set up in the hope that the person or persons who killed Gridley may have taken the same route authorities think was used the day of the slaying Authorities believe Gridley was hitchhiking to Brewer from Orono Friday morning was picked up in Orono then slain and her body dumped In LaGrange Authorities believe that the slaying occurred between 11 am and 3 pm Friday March 18 Perrino said roadblocks were set up In Orono at the intersections of the Kelly Road and Route 2 and at the Kelly Road and Interstate 93 In LaGrange roadblocks were at the Intersection of routes 16 and 135 Amoryl Smith Brewer where she worked at McDonald's According to Chris Meister man-ager of Campus Texaco on Main Street In Orono a girl matching Gndley's description stuck out In her mind as hitchhiking frequently out in front of the service station lot of people hitchhike out in front she said saying she notices them I'm doing bookwork between customers "I thought it odd the first time I saw her She was wearing a McDonald's hat and blue sweat type pants I wasn't working Friday and I'm not sure It's the same girl but It makes me won- NEWS Photos by Bob Datong July 1979 An autopsy showed that Fitzpatrick had died from multiple stab wounds to the neck and body Police are still searching for the slayer of a 23 year-old Fayette woman who was found stabbed to death in her home earlier this year Judith Flagg died of multiple stab wounds to her chest and back One detective Mid Friday that Investigating the slayings Is a frustrating Job There are several slayers loose In the state and some of them may be known to the police but In those cases there Is not enough evidence to con vuice a Jury '-1 wM 1 r'JL Our Affordable Diamond Solitaires Make Engagements a Reality A little diamond budget can go a long way Modeatly priced from 1149 to 1349 A small price for uclt a meaningful ring Each ol Ibeae contemporary atyled diamond aolitafrea are faahioned In eatra preciout 1 4k gold crowned with a darrling diamond of requisite beauty 10-9 Downtown Til 9 FH When It was learned Tuesday that Justine Renee Gndley 19 of Orono died as the result of a blow or blows to the head by a blunt Instrument memories of others who have been slam tn Maine la the last tew years were Mined Earlier this week Maine State Police Detective Sgt Ralph Ptnkham was asked If he found any similarity between the Gridley slaying and any of the unsolved slayings In the last few years According to Ptnkham there are many cases to which It could be compared but the unsolved slaying of 2-year-old Leslie Spellman of Hlngham Mass Is the closest Spellman's body was found In an azalea garden at the fashionable Asticou Resort In Northeast Harbor Gridley was found by two rabbit hunters from Georgetown Monday afternoon under a pine tree near a tote road which can be entered from Route ISS about three-quarters of a mile from LaGrsnge village Like Grtdley Spellman was hitchhiking when she wti last seen In June of 1977 In both cases the medical examiner ruled that death was caused by blows to the skull by a blunt Instrument Both women were found a relatively short time after they were slain According to published reports In 1977 Spellman was not sexually assaulted State police have refused to comment about whether Grtdley wai actually assaulted Wednesday Ptnkham Mid there la nothing to Indicate that any of the un-solved slayings are connected Rent A owned Organ Par Month For 3 Months GiAiltilhckSrSons JEWELERS ketslwB Ubb In Portland Knmtskli AuguMa Banym Mtll Downtown Banym AUhrii Mali Maine Mall boutk Portland VISA Ufto Cfcatye American ftpru Diners Chfi Our Own Charge Plan Vs--' -W ofter leaving her Orono oportment lost Friday morning to hitchhike to work in Brewrer Since her body wot found police hove followed up every lead in attempts to find the killer in the cose Bangor Mall Open Mon -Sat A JUNK CAg guards the enironce of tot rood in loGronge whert tbo body of Justmo Fenoe Gridley was found by two rabbit hunters Sho was found 74 hours and 20 miles from where she wos lost seen -3? 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