May 23, 2018
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Nichole Cable’s mother plans event encouraging parents to monitor kids’ internet use

Courtesy of Wiley family
Courtesy of Wiley family
Nichole Cable
By Nick McCrea, BDN Staff

OLD TOWN, Maine — The mother of Nichole Cable is hosting an event geared toward parents, teachers and law enforcement about the dangers associated with online and cell phone communications and ways parents can keep track of their children’s activities on those platforms.

The free event is planned for 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at Old Town High School. Kristine Wiley, Cable’s mother, said a state police detective who was involved with the case will likely speak alongside her at the program.

Cable, 15, of Alton and Glenburn, was killed on Mother’s Day, the day she disappeared. Her body was found late May 20 in a wooded area of Old Town. Police say her killer, Kyle Dube, 20, of Orono pretended to be someone else online and convinced Nichole to meet him at the end of her road, where he kidnapped her, later dumping her body after he found she had died.

A medical examiner’s investigation revealed Cable died of “asphyxia due to compression of the neck.”

“I think it’s important that parents at least have a way to know what their children are doing,” Wiley said Tuesday. “This can happen to anybody, and it could have happened to anybody.”

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