An arrest has been made in a 6-year previous homicide case in Washington County that gained consideration final 12 months when the sufferer’s household aired frustration that no arrests had been made.
Justin Matthews was taken into custody by police Thursday night time for the October 2017 killing of Whitneyville resident Wayne Foss. Matthews has been charged with homicide, felony homicide, theft and arson, a spokesperson for Maine Legal professional Normal Aaron Frey’s workplace mentioned. Further info was unavailable.
Foss, 48, was discovered useless Oct. 28, 2017, inside his cell house after firefighters had been referred to as within the early morning to extinguish a fireplace at 54 Center Road.
Foss, a business fisherman, lived on the handle together with his spouse and son however they weren’t staying on the house the night time it burned, police mentioned. On the time police mentioned that the case was being investigated as a murder however declined to launch any further particulars.
Final spring, Foss’ household went public with their frustrations. They and a Whitneyville city official who knew the sufferer mentioned Foss had been actively concerned in drug dealing within the space and that they believed his killing was drug-related.
Foss’ demise occurred eight months after police performed simultaneous drug busts at his home and at one other in Trescott. Two males from out of state had been arrested on drug trafficking expenses because of the raids, police mentioned on the time.
The demise of the fisherman is amongst a half-dozen or so killings and shootings linked to medication in Washington County over the previous seven years.