UPDATE: Missing Girl Report a Hoax in Winslow

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 months ago

Police say a volunteer for the Winslow Family 4th of July celebration made up a story about a brother and sister falling into the river all to look like a hero.

Police say 32-year-old Jon Duffy told them a 9-year-old girl and her 14-year-old brother had fallen into the Kennebec River Saturday during holiday celebrations.

Duffy claimed he helped save the boy, but the girl was still in the water.

Rescuers searched for about an hour.

Police say Duffy’s story didn’t hold up and he eventually acknowledged the hoax.

Duffy is free on bail.

Winslow Police tell us search and rescue teams and local law enforcement will be seeking restitution.

They say search costs could top $7,000.

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  • Guest

    Sad that a 32 year is still acting like he was in middle school . A mental evaluation should have been included along with bail .

  • Dan Poisson

    Sad that a 32 year is still acting like he was in middle school . A
    mental evaluation should have been included along with bail as a condition of his release from custody .

  • beargray

    What about the 2nd child? They shouldn’t let the perv out on bail. Keep him locked up lest he try kidnapping for real. He’s obviously thinking about it.

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