A South Thomaston woman has been charged her in connection with the death of an elderly Owls Head woman.

Sarah Richards, 37,  was charged with murder about 3 p.m. on Thursday at the Knox County Sheriff's Office in Rockland, where she had been questioned. Richards is charged with the death of Helen Carver, 83, who was found dead inside her Owls Head home Thursday afternoon. An autopsy completed today by the State Medical Examiner's Office determined Carver died from "blunt force trauma."

Richards is being held at the Knox County Jail and will likely make her first court appearance Monday afternoon in Rockland. The two women knew each other as Richards had been hired by Carver to shovel her walkway and driveway during the winter.

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