February 28, 2020
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Police continue to investigate fatal Waldoboro stabbing

Contributed | BDN
Contributed | BDN

WALDOBORO — No arrests have been made in Sunday night’s brutal stabbing death of Rachel Grindal, 27.

According to Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland, an autopsy was scheduled Tuesday on Grindal’s body, with results possibly released later Tuesday afternoon.

Grindal was driving a van Sunday night with two other women inside. As she pulled up to a mobile home on Controversy Lane, Grindal and Tracy Neild, 32, the resident of the mobile home, were attacked and stabbed, police said. The third woman, who has not been named by the police, escaped and ran to a neighbor’s house for help.

Neild is being treated at a Lewiston hospital, where her condition was “unchanged” Tuesday, according to McCausland. On Monday, he had said Neild was in critical condition.

“There are no new developments,” McCausland said in a press release Tuesday. “There are additional interviews that are taking place, evidence is being analyzed at the State Police crime lab in Augusta and more work remains.”

A woman who answered the phone at the home of Grindal’s parents on Tuesday said the family isn’t talking to the press.

McCausland said Monday that the crime “was not a random act,” and said police officials think they have identified everyone involved.

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