Maine State Police Make Arrest in 1980 Homicide

Maine State Police have made an arrest in the 1980 homicide of Joyce McLain in East Millinocket.

Philip Scott Fournier, 55, is charged with murder. He is on the registered sex offenders list for possession of child pornography.

McLain was 16 when she died. She disappeared while jogging on a summer night not far from Schneck High School. Her body was found a few days later. McLain had injuries to her neck and head.

Community members pooled their money in 2008 to have McLain's body exhumed in hopes of finding any shred of DNA evidence that could be linked to her killer.

Police conducted a new search in Nov. 2015.

Fournier will be arraigned Monday in Penobscot Superior Court.

In their affidavit, police say Fournier confessed to McLain's murder or made statements indicating he had knowledge about her death to several people.

Authorities are asking anyone with knowledge about this 36-year-old crime to contact them at 1-800-432-7381.

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