LEWISTON, Maine — A Lewiston man convicted of stalking in April was arrested late Thursday night and charged with murder in connection with the death of a Lewiston woman missing since July.
Police said enough evidence was found at a two-unit apartment house on Highland Avenue where Christiana Melusine Fesmire, 22, once lived to connect Buddy Robinson, 30, who also once lived there, to her death.
“Police searched the apartment house in September and evidence from the building was analyzed at the State Police crime lab, which [led] investigators to conclude Fesmire was killed inside the building,” Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said in a statement Friday.
Her body has not been recovered.
“Police say Fesmire was killed and her body transported elsewhere,” McCausland said.
Fesmire was last seen July 1 in Lewiston, where she was living with family friends. She was reported missing after she didn’t show up at a family Fourth of July get-together in Rangeley.
Maine State Police and officers from Lewiston Police Department found Robinson at his girlfriend’s home on the Gloucester Road in New Gloucester at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
They charged him with murder.
Robinson was taken to the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn and made his first court appearance Friday afternoon in Androscoggin County Superior Court.
Robinson works at a call center in Lewiston, McCausland said.
Robinson was convicted in April in Presque Isle District Court of stalking and was sentenced to 60 days in jail with all but 48 hours suspended, according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News. He also was given one year of probation and ordered to do 50 hours of community service for the crime.
At the same time, he also was convicted of violating conditions of his release and sentenced to a $250 fine, 48 hours in jail and another 50 hours of community service.
BDN reporter Christopher Cousins contributed to this story