Friends Say Nichole Cable Knew Her Accused Killer

Updated 11 months ago

An Orono man is charged with killing a Glenburn teenager. Nichole Cable, 15, hadn’t been seen for more than a week.In a wooded area off of Gilman Falls Avenue in Old Town, more than a week of searching led to a gruesome discovery on Monday . ” About 9:30pm a game warden and his dog located a female body in the woods,” said Lt. Kevin Adam with the Maine Warden Service. ” This investigation started as a missing person case and sadly it’s transitioned to a homicide investigation,” added Sheriff Glenn Ross with Penobscot County. Cable was a student at Old Town High School. ” She was really happy even though she went through a lot of hard stuff in her life. She always knew how to see the bright side of everything,” said Tyler-Ann Harris, a friend of Cable. Harris considered Cable her best friend. ” I’ve been really scared for her, and I’m just relieved that she’s not suffering,” said Harris. Police have charged Kyle Dube, 20, of Orono with murder in connection to Cable’s death. Harris tells us Cable knew Dube and spent time with him willingly. ” They had a thing a while ago but because of his daughter and I think he had a girlfriend, I don’t know, ” said Harris. Harris never met Dube but was supposed to hang out with him and Cable the weekend the teenager disappeared. ” He would run to her rescue if he needed to. I never would have thought that he would have actually hit her,” said Harris. Dube’s Facebook page is filled with “find Nichole” posts, including one that says, ” Nichole wherever you are, I hope you’re safe.” Police will not say what led them to Dube, but will say that he turned himself in on unrelated charges last week. ” I believe that was related to a traffic offense he had committed and his sentence was due to start on the 17th,” said Lt. Coleman. ” She said that he wanted to hang out before he went to jail,” added Harris. Police say they have found the black Ford Ranger they were looking for in connection with the case. Police will not say who owns the truck, but tell us they know who it is. A neighbor of Dube tells TV 5 that Dube’s father drives the truck and it has not been in the driveway for a few days. Friends of Dube tell us he is a member of the Penobscot Valley Four-Wheel Drive Club and a member of that group says he always seemed like a nice guy. Another friend tells TV 5 that Dube was always good to his daughter and girls that he dated. Dube will be in court Wednesday morning. More information is expected to be released after the court hearing. TV 5 will keep you updated on air and online.


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