Update: Return to Maine Delayed for 1976 Murder Suspect

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 years ago

The return to Maine is on hold for a man accused of murdering a woman in Augusta 36 years ago.64-year-old Gary Raub has been held in Seattle since his arrest in October.Police say DNA linked him to the cold case.U.S. Marshals were supposed to return Raub to Maine soon, possible by Friday. But State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland says Raub had a medical issue. He says Raub will now be moved to Maine sometime after the first of the year.Raub is accused of stabbing to death 70-year-old Blanche Kimball. Her body was found inside her home in Augusta in June of 1976.Police say Raub, known then as Gary Wilson, rented a room from Kimball and was interviewed after her killing but there wasn’t enough evidence to charge him back then.


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