Police find human remains in a well in Lebanon

Posted June 23, 2009, at 6:13 p.m.

LEBANON, Maine — Investigators seeking evidence in the disappearance of a young woman three years ago have found human remains in a well near a home in Lebanon.

The remains were discovered Tuesday following an 18-month coordinated investigation by Maine State Police and Sanford police into the disappearance of Frances Moulton of Lebanon, who was 27 when last seen in July 2006. She was reported missing that September.

Stephen McCausland of the state Public Safety Department said the remains were being transported to the state medical examiner’s office for positive identification.

State police divers, a cadaver dog and police detectives took part in the search for evidence at the site off Creamery Hill Road.