LIMINGTON, Maine — A Limington man accused of killing his neighbor was expected to make his first court appearance Monday.
On June 9, Bruce Akers called the York County Sheriff’s Office to report he suspected his neighbor, Douglas Flint, had stolen a six pack of alcoholic beverages from him, according to court documents.
Flint was reported missing Friday afternoon by family members. Maine State Police K-9 units found his body Saturday morning in Aker’s backyard.
Akers was arrested and charged with murder shortly after police found Flint’s body.
According to court documents, Akers used a machete to nearly decapitate Flint.
Flint’s body had been covered with rotting deer carcasses, according to court documents.
Akers was set to be arraigned in York County Superior Court early Monday afternoon.
People who live nearby said they never hear of violent crimes in the area. They described the community as safe and quiet.
“Once in awhile you’ll see game wardens just making sure everybody is doing what they’re supposed to be doing, no one really doing anything wrong, and making sure they’re registered, but I’ve never heard of any murder up here or really anything,” Corey Eddows said.
“It’s a good community, you can trust leaving your doors unlocked, and you’re not worried about people stealing your stuff or violence. I’ve never heard of anything like this so it’s pretty shocking,” Matthew Johnson said.
Akers is being held at the York County Jail without bail.