A couple from Maine who were sought in connection with a fatal stabbing in Auburn have been taken into custody in southern Illinois.
Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said 28-year-old Ryan Muncey and 25-year-old Alisha Turner of Lewiston are being held at the Tri-County Jail in Ullin, Ill., on material witness charges.
State police detectives will travel to Illinois to bring Muncey and Turner back to Maine, where additional charges are likely to filed.
McCausland said Muncey and Turner were being sought in connection to last Wednesday’s death of 26-year-old Casey Stanley, who died of a single stab wound to the chest along a walking trail in Auburn that was known for drinking, fighting and drug use in the past.
McCausland said Turner turned herself into authorities in Jonesboro, Ill., on Saturday night. Muncey was arrested at 7 a.m. Sunday while attempting to flee from her father’s home in the nearby town of Cobden, Ill.
The spokesman said the couple’s two children, ages 1 and 2, are being cared for by Turner’s relatives.