MORRILL, Maine — A local man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of a woman he was living with, according to Maine State Police.
Dennis Edgecomb, 39, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he reportedly called 911 at about noon and told the dispatcher that he killed Pamela Green after they had an argument.
Edgecomb and Green, 42, lived together at a home on North Main Street, according to state police Lt. Gary Wright. Wright would not disclose how Green died or whether the two were romantically involved.
Waldo County sheriff’s deputies, who were first to arrive at the home, found the body and detained Edgecomb, who was still at the house. Wright said that he didn’t think anyone else had been at the crime scene.
“It’s still an ongoing investigation,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do.”
The state police are working with Waldo County Sheriff’s Office detectives to “process information” and determine more about the background of Edgecomb and Green, Wright said.
Edgecomb was taken into custody at Waldo County Jail, where bail had not been set for him later that night, according to a jail official. He will be arraigned this week in a Belfast court, possibly as soon as today, Wright said.
Wright said he thought Edgecomb worked at Belfast Variety on High Street, but employees working there Tuesday evening would not confirm that information.
According to next-door neighbor Dana Bagley, Green had lived in the small white home for about 10 years and had an adult daughter. She had a job, he said, though he didn’t know where. Bagley said he did not know Edgecomb well, having met him just one time.
“She’s pretty quiet,” he said of Green. “Very pleasant to say hi to.”
Although he occasionally had heard fighting in the home, that was more the case during Green’s prior marriage, Bagley said.
Bagley said that he had been sitting in the living room of his house Tuesday morning when his neighbor was killed.
“I didn’t hear anything,” he said. “I wish I would’ve heard something. I would’ve gone over. Neighbors are neighbors.”
Then Bagley heard the sound of sirens blazing down the road and was startled when police cars and ambulances stopped near his house.
“It’s a tragic day for the town of Morrill,” Bagley said. “Nothing like this has ever happened in town. It hit close to home. Too close to home.”