The Chief Medical Examiner for the state of Maine is calling the death of a 14-year-old from Mt. Vernon a homicide.

Maine Public Safety Information Officer, Shannon Moss, said the Kennebec County Sheriff's Department was called by a homeowner, Monday evening, just after 6 PM. She reported that she had found her teenage daughter deceased upon returning home. The State Police Major Crimes Unit was then called in to investigate, as they handle all suspicious deaths.

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Authorities spent the rest of the evening into the early hours investigating. From what they gathered, they also started a search for a vehicle they believed may have been involved.

"Deputies and Troopers also searched the greater Kennebec County area overnight looking for a red 2010 Chevy Impala with a Maine support wildlife registration plate of 510-AVW after the homeowner discovered one of her vehicles was missing from the driveway. The vehicle was taken without her permission Monday afternoon. On Tuesday morning, July 19, 2022 law enforcement officers located the vehicles in Wayne, Maine. Detectives are looking to talk with anyone who may have seen the car Monday evening or Tuesday morning."

After an autopsy was conducted on the girl in Augusta later that week, her death was ruled a homicide.

Maine State Police Investigators are still working on the case, and are asking that anyone who might have information pertinent to the case reach out and contact them at (207) 624-7076.

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Anyone with information about any of these crimes is encouraged to contact the Maine State Police.

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