Bangor woman arrested, charged with murder in Ohio Street death of her husband

Posted June 22, 2011, at 7:20 p.m.
Last modified June 23, 2011, at 9:32 a.m.
Roxanne Jeskey
Courtesy Bangor Police Department
Roxanne Jeskey
Bangor police and Maine state medical examiner's office personnel remove the body of a man from Apartment 24 at the Ledgewood 1 apartment complex on Ohio Street in Bangor on Monday, June 13.
Bangor police and Maine state medical examiner's office personnel remove the body of a man from Apartment 24 at the Ledgewood 1 apartment complex on Ohio Street in Bangor on Monday, June 13.

BANGOR, Maine — A local woman has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of her husband, who was found dead at his Ohio Street home on June 13.

Roxanne Jeskey, 48, has been charged in the death of Richard Jeskey. Roxanne Jeskey was arrested shortly before 7 p.m., according to Bangor police Lt. Jeff Millard. She is being held at Penobscot County Jail. Bail conditions and the time and date for her initial court appearance had not yet been set as of late Wednesday night, a jail official said.

Members of Richard Jeskey’s family said they were “shocked and grieved at the loss of our family member” in a statement released by the Police Department.

An autopsy was conducted June 14 at the medical examiner’s office in Augusta.

The medical examiner’s office has not released a cause of death.

Police found Jeskey’s body in his apartment on June 13 and called the death suspicious.

A person police are not identifying called 911 at around 8:35 a.m. June 13 to request an ambulance at the Ledgewood 1 apartment complex at 682 Ohio St., and when rescue crews arrived, they found Jeskey’s body.

Jeskey’s death was the second suspicious death reported in Bangor within a week.

William L. Hall, 29, of Fourth Street was arrested and charged with murder in the June 9 death of Melvin F. Abreu, 28. Hall told police last week that he strangled Abreu and then threw him out of his second story window at 96 Fourth St., according to court documents.

BDN writers Nok-Noi Ricker and Dawn Gagnon contributed to this report.

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