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  • She posted “I’m sorry for your loss”?  Sounds like she knows more than we do.

    • No it doesn’t.  It sounds like people who know the firefighter but don’t know her are friending her on facebook to try to get info.  If someone died and their family member was bugging me for info, ‘sorry for your loss’ is something I might say even if I knew nothing of their loss.

      The only thing that makes these two seem as though they know something is the fact that the police were looking for them.

      • People usually dislike logic when it interrupts their prejudice.

    • my thought exactly!

    • Vannessa

      Like ive said before- missing/lost… is he not missing/lost?

      • Yes he is lost and if Nowak saying sorry for your loss instead of sorry your friend is missing makes her guilty than lock her up and throw away the key.   

    • Anonymous

      my thoughts exactly…

    • Anonymous

      The wording that she used is definitely weird. I think if I had nothing to do with the guys disappearance I would say so in my post.

      • The police wanted to speak with her and did.  They let her go.  They did not say she was a person of interest.  As of right now, she is a public citizen like the rest of us.  Maybe someone else posting here knows something.  Maybe we should go to their facebook page and hound them and then when they don’t respond, exactly as we think they should, we can make them a suspect too.  Sounds like a plan.

        • Anonymous

          Good luck sunday bub!

        • Anonymous

          “Public citizen like the rest of us”? What the heck does that mean?

    • Anonymous

       There is some kind of very interesting background story here.  Hopefully the BDN will sum it all up for us once the facts are in.  Very weird.

      • For whatever reason it seems nobody wants to sum it all up in one place.  We have news outlets in Bangor, Portland and Florida covering this story and the BDN is clearly number 3 right now and the story is based out of Bangor.  How does the BDN not have some sources at the Bangor PD to at least get some basic info?  And they haven’t even reported on the new developments that happened yesterday.  What is up with that?  All they have to do is credit the sources to point out the interviews with ‘Lisa’. 

        I’m also curious to know why nobody wants this Lisa woman thrown in jail now that we know she was among the last to see the missing man?  After all that is exactly what people wanted done to Cheyanne Nowak as soon as it was reported she may have had ‘contact’ with the missing man shortly before his disappearance .  

        • Vannessa

           very true but now that things are calming down for her and falling into place. She is innocent and had nothing to do with his disappearance. She is home, with us, her family and safe. Dealing with all the nightmares the cops, news and newspapers have put her through and the black mark it has left on her life. I will stand my ground on that and would wager anyone… the newspaper doesn’t tell you the WHOLE story.

  • Anonymous

    If I were those two (Nowak & Porter) I would make my facebook page private or I would take it down all together.  I hope they find this man safe and sound. My heart goes out to his family & friends. 

    • Anonymous

       not every1 is smart enough to know that  the face book page should be taken down at this point. yes, I hope is safe & sound also

  • Guest

    What’s the connection to the couple and Pedermo? Is that who he was coming to Maine to visit? If not, did he ever make contact with that friend? Who was the last to speak to him in person? by phone? When was the last time his credit/debit card was used? Did he have a cellular device that could be traced? How could two little string beans like Nowak and Porter have physically taken a 200 pound guy like Padermo unless they harmed him someway? And, I am sorry Dale Jr. but her comment sounded like she was putting the cart before the horse! If people were fishing for info from me in this situation I a.) would not respond or b.) would simply say, I am sorry but I know NOTHING! Not, I’m sorry for your loss.  How does she know he’s a loss? He may have just run away?

    • So she chose to use ONE word differently that you might have in the situation.  Maybe she doesn’t talk exactly like you do.  The guy is missing.  He is lost.  Nobody knows where he is.  Sorry for your loss seems more than appropriate to me.  As of right now, they have lost him and whether Nowak acknowledges it or not, it doesn’t seem as though he is just going to show up.  Seems as though he is gone, hence their loss.  People don’t just go missing for no reason and there is nothing that she wrote that suggest to me Nowak knows what happened.

      • Dm

        Perhaps a more appropriate thing to have said would be “My thoughts and prayers are with the family” rather than “I’m sorry for your loss”

        • Perhaps, but do you have a statement prepared in the event someone you talked to last week disappears? If so, how long have you been working on it?

          If she had said everything perfectly, even in your highly scrutinizing opinion, there would no doubt be even more people here saying ‘She must know something, that sounds like a prepared statement’.

          I would be more concerned about a person who actually has a statement prepared for just such an occasion.

          • Dm

            Because that is a statement? When I see a child has gone missing or someone has been in an accident, I almost instantly say ” my thoughts and prayers are with those involved.” that does not take any preparing.

          • Whether you put significant forethought into your specifically worded response or not, the fact that you have a default statement at the ready for such situations merely shows that you have indeed applied more effort than one who is responding in an impromptu manner. The woman was accosted on Facebook by people she doesn’t even know. Is everyone required to employ a lawyer or publicity agent to avoid randomized public insults and accusations?

            God forbid you are ever questioned by the police and heavily scrutinized by the judgemental ‘grade-tenners’ of the BDN forums.

          • Anonymous

             “The woman was accosted on Facebook” if it was so bad, shut off the computer. Accosted
            is when some1 is beating the crap out of you

          • Accost:
            v, tr,
            1. Approach and address (someone) boldly or aggressively.
            2. Approach (someone) with hostility or harmful intent.

            You should purchase a dictionary.

        • Pretty funny that people have it all figured out what they are going to say when they get bombarded with friend request from the friends and family of some missing person from 13 states away.  Good to know that so many of my fellow Mainers will show such great poise in such a situation.  

          • Anonymous

             I’ll be laughing at you Dale when all the truth comes out. I think you will look the fool here.

          • The fool for what?  Waiting for some actual evidence to come out before implicating them?  Yeah, silly me.  I should have known they killed the guy as soon as I heard the cops were seeking to speak with them like the rest of you.  

          • Dm

            I think the point here is that he is still missing, no one has said this guy is dead, no one has said there was any reason to beleive this guy is dead.. other then what the girl said herself on HER facebook page…

          • Anonymous

            What she said on her facebook page is no reason to think he is dead.

            Here is what really happened. He came to Maine as a ruse. He snuck of to California where he is the CEO of a very successful business.

            Read into that!

          • Dm

            I didn’t say I thought he was dead. She did. I personally hope he is alive and well some where!

          • Maybe the references to him being dead are being made by the people who are posting on her facebook wall.  Maybe she is being called a killer by anonymous people on facebook.  I’d be willing to bet she is getting post made to her that reference the missing being deceased. 

          • Anonymous

            Dale, it’s no use. You just cannot use reason in here. In a reasonable person’s mind, if these two are responsible for whatever happened to Jerry Perdomo, you will look the intellgent person who waited for information and facts. Most of these people watch too much CSI and other shows where the criminal is tripped up by words. They don’t want to wait for the police to conduct a comprehensive investigation.

            If you think about it, none of these people would ever be selected for jury duty.

          • sassyfrazz

            AMEN!

          • Anonymous

             looking foolish for defending them when obviously they were involved some way. the police must have had a good reason for pursuing them

          • Dm

            I am not judging either of those two, I just find it suspicious that she said “I’m sorry for your loss” Yes they may have been told they were allowed to leave by the police, but so was little Ayla’s father after the police said themselves “They don’t think the adults are telling the full truth.” Not judging there either. I honestly don’t give a damn, I just hope and pray they find both him and Ayla, safe!

          • Vannessa

             not to mention threats from said people.

      • Anonymous

         are you a friend of hers??

    • Anonymous

      I agree with what your saying but, overpowering a 200 pound ex-marine is easy. It’s called a GUN. Either he was robbed and killed or he was involved in drugs. People do not just go missing.

  • double post

    • Jeff Laflam

      if the report is correct , I find it strange that they bought a car without even seeing it and told the auto salesman that they were gonna park their old car at the car lot until they returned from a trip to “florida” . It was also said that Porter had asked about the nearest Walmart ? Must just be a Coincidence ey Dale ? If the reports above are true I’d say one or both of them have something they are or were up to !! 

      • Anonymous

         Don’t ask Dale, he probably works or know the family. These new pieces of evidence will probably just be excused away by him anyway.

        • New pieces of evidence?  These are the FIRST pieces of evidence, other than the fact that police were seeking to talk to these people.  Period.  The fact that I didn’t want them locked up over that pile of evidence, makes me one of the few sensible people here.

      • Vannessa

        Way to make up everything you just said.

        • Anonymous

           Maybe you need to read the Portland Press Herald article linked above dearie.

      • I have no dog in this fight.  I could care less if these people are involved.  All I have said is there should be some hard evidence before throwing them in jail.  Now many of you are acting like you knew this info all along or are the ones who figured it out and I was just stupid for not having it. 

      • I would say the 2 wal marts are a coincidence.  Not sure what you might be implying that the Bangor Wal Mart and the Waterville one have to do with each other?

      • Anonymous

        WalMart sells trak, track or trac phones whatever they are, …. There you can buy time, just saying ….

  • Anonymous

    If I were being saught in connection to a missing person the last thing I would do is post on face book PERIOD! If she was concerned about people messaging her or friending her, simply use your privacy settings to prevent it.  Secodly, why did they not go to te police station on their own? If they did nothing wrong and were not hiding something they would have gone independently rather than someone having to tell the police wjere they were.  I barely follow the news and even I knew they were being looked for so obviously they knew it as well.

    • PaulNotBunyan

      It says “He declined to answer questions about where Porter and Nowak were located, and whether they contacted police.”

      They weren’t missing long enough to assume they were hiding. We would need other information to think that.

      • Anonymous

        “AS A RESULT OF THE ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY THE PUBLIC THE BANGOR POLICE HAVE LOCATED”   Translation being someone in the public notified the police where they were. They did not turn themselves in.

        • PaulNotBunyan

          Probably the case. But did they know the cops were looking for them? Maybe she made that facebook post soon as she became aware she was wanted. Maybe she was going to call the cops next but they showed up anyway. It’s hard to tell with the limited information that has come out.

        • And they weren’t arrested when found.

          /small fact

          • Anonymous

             probably the police didn’t have enough to hold them

        • Anonymous

          This may come as a shock to you, but not everyone reads the newspaper or watches the news on television.

          • Anonymous

             yes, some people live under rocks. I don’t understand why people don’t keep up on the news but you are right, some do not.

    • They were being sought for questioning.  The police have never said they were on the run, avoiding law enforcement or anything else.  But that hasn’t stopped 75% of you from declaring that they have something to hide.  None of you even know what contact they had with this guy.  Maybe he flagged them down to ask them a question, that was on some tape somewhere and that is it.  WHO KNOWS?  Certainly not you.  

      • Anonymous

         if they weren’t on the run why did they purchase the new car?

  • Guest

      So why tell us th non news.

  • Downeasta

    Wouldn’t it be  humorous if we found out he went some where outback to get away for a while to go fishing or some other thing and he has no clue that people are making such a fuss?  (hoping that is all)

    • Downeasta

       Here again the police have not mentioned the state of the vehicle (ie if there was blood found)

      • They have already stated there was nothing in the car that they found.  The car was sent to a lab for further testing but not on anything specific.

    • Boy, they sure have a demented sense of humor downeast.  Running out on your family including 2 young kids, having your wife who doesn’t know where you are flying up to Maine to get some answers, etc, etc, is humorous, even if found?  Sorry, don’t see it that way and even hoping that is the case seems rather far fetched (being extremely nice here).  

      I’d say if the guy is fishing, he can count on being divorced, shortly after being found.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, he’s probably just hiking on the Appalachian Trail.

  • PaulNotBunyan

    According to the Orlando Sentinel: “The last known contact with Perdomo was a phone call or text message to his family Feb. 16.”. I’m really wondering if the last contact was a text message that seemed like it was not composed by Jerry. Maybe the cops have been on this since then. Other stories give the impression that he wasn’t reported missing until he failed to show for work Sunday the 19th. I’m wondering if his rental car was located so soon (Friday the 17th) because the police were already looking for it. Maybe it had a gps tracker and the rental company was asked to help. If not, I would think the car was parked wrong or something else drew attention to it. Seems like a car left in a walmart parking lot wouldn’t get noticed so soon while the store is open.

  • Anonymous

    I think you all should become detectives.. seems so you know all the answers

    • Anonymous

      Very Interesting.. Thanks for sharing.  Def sheds a little more light onto things

    • Anonymous

      Paging Dale..paging Dale!
      Explain this eh..going to Florida? Family emergency? Leaving their old car behind?

       

      • I am not defending these people.  I am defending the fact that there has been no info that has come forward before this that suggest anything, other than police were looking for them.  There was no indication thery were responsible.  There still isn’t.  Unless someone has some valid reason a Fla firefighter would drive to Maine only to be “killed?” by these 2.  Makes next to no sense.   Glad so many of you have it all figured out.  

        • PaulNotBunyan

          We don’t know who he came to visit. I recall reading in at least one Florida story mentioned it wasn’t the first time he came to Maine visiting friends. I would need a lot more facts to have it all figured out.

        • Anonymous

           maybe drugs are involved

      • Vannessa

        Like i said, and i was right, they never went to florida or even said they were. The only article that has been anywhere near accurate is BDN ones. But i forget people like you believe everything in the news like gospel and would rather hang a person before knowing ANY solid facts.

    • PaulNotBunyan

       I was just about to post the same link. It has me wondering about a lot of things.

    • Anonymous

      guildty guilty

  • All the way up north people here are already saying “Did you hear about the couple in Bangor that killed the fire guy?” …That is what stories like this breed…EXTREMELY irresponsible journalism.

    • Anonymous

      What has been “irresponsible” about the paper’s reporting for this story?

  • Lets get the facts before we accuse someone will ya. This woman should sue anyone who harassed her filed a legal compliant against them they should be criminaly   charged  with slander if she had nothing to do with it. Nothing productive to add let the police do thier job.

  • Anonymous

    Is this a Craigs List deal or what?

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    http://www.wesh.com/r/30536929/detail.html  – Alleged acquaintance “Lisa”

    • PaulNotBunyan

      I was reading that and watching the video while you were posting. It definitely fills in some of the gaps.

    • Anonymous

       If the woman won’t reveal her identity I do hop she will at least go to the police with what she knows.

      • Nah.  I’m sure she’ll just keep it bottled inside and the cops will probably just leave her alone.   I’m sure they’ll let her come to them.  You know how these pesky missing people cases go.  If you think someone knows something, you just wait patiently for them to show up at the police station before you try to talk to them.  

        • Anonymous

          I will let your attitude speak for you. Your obviously working for the family of the “persons of interest”.

          • I will let your illogical judgement speak for you. *You’re obviously a troll being paid by a ‘person of disinterest’ to foment fallacy and speculation.

  • Anonymous

    From the Portland Press Herald: Daniel Porter, 24, and Cheyanne Nowak, 25, purchased a car sight-unseen from a Bangor office, then drove to Oakland on Tuesday to pick it up. While there, the couple asked Pelkey if they could leave their old car until they returned from a trip to Florida.

    Sounding more like they might be involved to me.

    • Anonymous

      Check the trunk ! 

  • PaulNotBunyan

     http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/wftv-talks-mom-woman-who-police-say-had-contact-mi/nKPx5/

    Another story by one of the Florida reporters. Interview with Cheyanne’s mother.

    • Anonymous

      seems like a weak defense of the boyfriend:   
      “You don’t think this is involved with drugs, as far as you know?” asked Deal.   “I have no idea. He doesn’t work,” said Deb Nowak.

      • PaulNotBunyan

        I don’t think she’s out to defend him much at all:

         “They went down to Connecticut, that’s where they got him,” said Deb Nowak. “She’s not the one who is of interest. He is.”

        • Anonymous

          Obviously they fled for some reason and ditched the car. The police will certainly be interviewing them again. So her mom says he didn’t have a job, did Nowak? Where was the money coming from to buy a new car in Waterville? Many questions here. Oh and BTW, how come the BDN is getting scooped on this story repeatedly? Wake up BDN!

          • PaulNotBunyan

            The car lot was in Oakland so maybe it’s a case of the manager talking to a local reporter he knows. The story about “Lisa” says she approached the Florida reporters seeking information about the case. I don’t think BDN is sleeping.

            It wasn’t a “new” car and they bought it from a “you get credit” type of dealer. If they had enough cash to pay in full I think they would go to a different type of dealer. It would have to be a dealer if they wanted to drive off with registration and insurance. Going out of state with temporary tags doesn’t seem too bright if they were on the run.

          • Anonymous

            they paid cash, sight unseen purchase

          • PaulNotBunyan

            I just read it again and I still don’t see where it says they paid cash. Seems like they could find plenty of cars at better prices if they had cash. Wouldn’t need to go to Oakland to pick it up.

          • Anonymous

            no doubt but it was part of the cover i guess,they quoted Rod Pelkey Gen, Mgr. of Lee and ex state cop i believe.

          • PaulNotBunyan

            There’s another way to look at it. They bought it sight unseen because they were desperate and didn’t have enough money to go down the street and buy one for cash. If they’re so anxious to be on their way a quick deal and drive-away in Bangor would be better. There’s lots of places to park the other car in Bangor where it won’t get noticed too fast. In other words they bought it sight unseen because the options were limited. Also makes me think they didn’t have what’s needed to just rent a car instead of driving out of state with temporary tags.

          • Anonymous

            More than one screw up for sure probably didn’t have a credit card to rent one
            —– Reply message —–

          • PaulNotBunyan

            Limited options and not enough time to make plans. It’s not looking good so far.

          • Anonymous

            Gotta be some evidence in that leave behind car

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          • PaulNotBunyan

            Maybe but the rental car evidence could be most critical. Whoever dropped it off just needed to leave one hair and they can get DNA.

        • Anonymous

           spoken like a mother, my child isn’t in the wrong

  • April Rainfrette

    Pretty sad for the BDN when Florida and Portland reporters have the very latest info…

    • PaulNotBunyan

      For 2 of those stories it’s clear that the reporters were contacted. Not sure about the other one but I’ll read it again. It’s not like they did a any better at digging for information. They got lucky.

  • Guest

    Who are the “friends” he was suppose to visit? Did he ever arrive to see them? The info is very limited here…………

  • Anonymous

    Hmm So a guy drives to Maine from Florida without his wife and kids ,to visit unknown friends and was driving straight back to go to work.Sounds fishy to me that they cant say who he was coming here to visit.Drug deal gone bad….perhaps

    • Anonymous

      Read the other posts and you will come across links to a Portland paper and an Orlando News Station, you will hear from the women he was visiting.  It will give you some more info and probably add to your questions.

    • Anonymous

       I think you nailed it

  • PaulNotBunyan

    Looks like her facebook page is no longer there so I looked at Daniel Porter’s page and sure enough the links back to her page (in a relationship with, friends) are gone.

  • This whole column sounds like a surrealistic ad for CLOO TV.

  • Anonymous

    Facebook. Keep that thing open so we can speculate on your life and your friends! Best investigative tool I’ve seen since a telephone party line.

  • So its true, you are guilty in America until proven innocent.

    • Especially in the bubble known as BDN forums. Facts are rare in these parts.

  • Anonymous

    A lot of variables in this case.  And why would the aformentioned couple be allowed to leave the area if involved in a missing persons case?   I hope the FBI are involved.

  • Anonymous

    Ok Well it’s my opinion that this firefighter who is much bigger and stronger and also trained to protect himself by the US marine Corps is more than likely hold up with some other woman somewhere and is too embarrassed to come forward and admit it. That couple seems to not have a clue when it comes to combat training and the least likely people to be involved in his disappearance. Shall I say weaklings? They certainly don’t look like they work out much. Since the car was parked at the Walmart why aren’t they looking at surveillance videos of the store and the parking lot?

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