Arrest Made In Farmington Stabbing Death

Updated 2 years ago

State Police say they have taken Juan Contreras, 27, of Waltham, Massachusetts into custody in connection with the death of an elderly Farmington woman in June of this year.According to State Police spokesman Steve McCausland, Contreras was arrested in Waltham and held as a fugitive from justice. Maine State Police traveled to Waltham to take him into custody and bring him back to Maine where he will be charged with murder.Authorities say Contreras is being charged in connection with the June 21st death of Grace Burton, 81. Burton was stabbed to death inside of her Farmington apartment.State Police believe Contreras was living in Farmington at the time of Burton’s death.  The arrest came after DNA analysis was completed at the State Police crime lab in Augusta.


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