North Carolina Fugitive Caught In Maine
A woman wanted in connection with her mother's death in North Carolina was caught in Chester, Maine.
It all started when Penobscot County Sheriff's Deputy Peter Stone came across an abandoned car on an Access Road in Chester last week. He called authorities in North Carolina, where the vehicle was registered, and learned that it belonged to a woman who was considered a fugitive. 55-year-old Patricia Papp had been sought by authorities in her home state ever since the body of her mother, 78-year-old Mary Coleman Papp, was found in her own home on September 13th.
During Deputy Stone's investigation, he learned that a woman and dog had been camping in Chester, but he wasn't able to locate her. On Friday, a retired trooper saw Papp walking along the side of the road and called the Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrived and arrested her for being a fugitive. She's now awaiting extradition so she can face a charge of Concealment of Death in her home state.
WABI-TV reports North Carolina officials have not released a cause of the elder Papp's death.