Family of Portland Homicide Victim Looks for Answers

Updated 2 years ago

Relatives of a Westbrook woman found dead in Portland last week are pleading with the public to come forward with any information.Margarita Fisenko Scott, 29, was found dead on Thursday.Family members say they hadn’t seen her since early November.”He opened the car in the backseat she was found,” says cousin of the victim, Alla Sherstyukov. “Her body was just kind of tipped over. Her head was on her knees.”Police ruled the death a homicide, and have not released the cause of death.Margarita Fisenko Scott was described by her large extended family as trusting and naïve. Her cousins gathered soon after her discovery begging for answers as to who killed her, and why?”I’ve been trying to think about what she went through, what happened with her, what her last minutes of being alive,” said Denis Stikin. “It just makes me sick to my stomach just to even think about what happened.”Sherstyukov says her cousin was close to her family. She kept in touch with many of them on a regular basis. They knew something was wrong when she was no where to be found during the holidays. Alla said her cousin talked about leaving her husband.”In November she said, they must have had marriage problems. All she said she thinks she temporarily didn’t want to be with Carey her husband, wanted to take a little break. She took some clothes. She took the car.”Relatives say they were surprised since the couple seemed so happy.The victim’s husband, Carey Scott, told News 8 during a phone interview today that he hadn’t seen his wife since November 10th.Scott said he was interviewed for three hours at Portland Headquarters on Sunday. Scott, who was distraught over the phone, said he loved his wife and he had nothing to do with her death. Meanwhile family members are begging for answers, pleading with the public to come forward if they have any information.”She had so many friends, so many acquaintances. Somebody must have seen her. Somebody must have talked to her. Somebody must know something out there and we want closure to this.”


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