Warden service conducts massive search for Lewiston woman’s body

Posted Nov. 13, 2011, at 5:25 p.m.
Christiana Fesmire
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Christiana Fesmire

LEWISTON, Maine — The Maine Warden Service coordinated a search Sunday for the body of a Lewiston woman who is missing and presumed dead.

According to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety, 60 volunteer searchers aided by 18 tracking dogs searched woods, fields and swampy areas in Lewiston, Auburn, Lisbon and Mechanic Falls on Sunday for any sign of 22-year-old Christiana Fesmire. Twenty locations in Androscoggin County were searched before sundown but nothing was found, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Buddy Robinson, 30, of Lewiston is charged with murder in connection with the case.

The search also included more than two dozen members of the warden service and Maine State Police, McCausland said.

McCausland said the search was the largest organized search in Lewiston since 1995, when dozens of searchers spent days looking for Scott Croteau, a missing Lewiston High School student. His body was found after 10 days. He had committed suicide.

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