The Maine State Police continue to gather evidence in a murder investigation that began in Vassalboro back on November 22.
This morning, the state police dive team is searching the waters near the Two-Cent Bridge in Waterville. State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland said investigators are gathering evidence related to the murder of 69-year-old Tom Namer of Waterville.
Namer’s body was found last month behind an abandoned trailer in Vassalboro. Courtney Shea, 30, of Vassalboro has been charged with killing Namer. An autopsy revealed Namer was fatally stabbed, police say by Shea. Police have not said whether they recovered the knife used to kill Namer or if that is what they’re looking for in the river.
Shea alleges Namer sexually abused him when he was a child and made a sexual advance toward him which led him to kill Namer. Friends and family of Namer and Shea have publicly denied any knowledge of Namer’s alleged molestation of Shea. Some of Shea’s own family say they don’t believe his story.
Shea is due in court later this month.