May 26, 2018
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Police have suspects but aren’t close to arrests in the St. Peter murder


ANSON, Maine — While response to the state police request for information on the murder of 20-year-old Rita St. Peter has been good, authorities report they are no closer to an arrest of the murderer. They also continue to withhold the cause of death.

Deputy Attorney General Pasquale Perrino said Wednesday the number of responses “has been very helpful,” and the police have several suspects.

The cause of death is not being released, he said, because it is only known to the investigators, the medical examiner and the killer, and it is part of the questioning process in screening suspects.

State police investigators are trying to piece together what happened between the time St. Peter left the Depot Bar and Restaurant in Madison at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday and when her body was found by a passer-by on the Campground Road in Anson at 10:30 that morning.

Perrino denied the persistent report that has been circulating in the area that St. Peter was run over by a vehicle.

The prosecutor said he was anticipating an arrest in a short while and was optimistic about the investigation being concluded. He did not think the cause of death would be released in the near future.

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