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Orono Man Charged in With Murder in Death of Nichole Cable
05/21/2013   Reported By: Keith Shortall

A 20-year-old Orono man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Nichole Cable, a 15-year-old girl from Glenburn whose body was discovered last night in a wooded area of Old Town. The suspect is identified as Kyle Dube, but police are not disclosing much yet about why Dube has been implicated. Keith Shortall reports.

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Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross opened the morning press conference in Bangor. "This investigation started as a missing person's case, and sadly, it has transitioned to a homicide investigation," he said.

And the suspect is 20-year-old Kyle Dube (right) of Orono, who was charged this morning. Lt. Christopher Coleman of the Maine State Police says Dube had already been in custody to begin serving a sentence for a traffic violation.

"Kyle had turned himself in to the Penboscot County Sheriff's Department on the 17th - which was last Friday - due to unrelated charges," Coleman said. "But this morning, detectives met with him and formally charged him with this murder.

The body of 15-year-old Nichole Cable (below left) of Glenburn, who was reported missing by her parents last week, was found Monday night in a wooded area of Old Town. Coleman would not give details of what led to the arrest, deferring to court documents due out tomorrow that he says will lay out the findings of the investigation.

nichole_cable"I can't get into specific details about what led us to that site, but it was from several sources," he said. "I know you're frustrated, you want the details, but I need to have the court documents speak to those."

A young woman who identifed herself as a friend of Nichole Cable told reporters that Cable and the suspect, Kyle Dube, knew each other, and had been spending time together in recent weeks. Lt. Coleman says police have looked into the possibilty that the two communicated on Facebook, but again declined to reveal the findings of the investigation.

"Well, we've obviously heard that," he said, "and I can tell you that we've explored all of those possiblities. And because I don't want to cause any confusion, the affidavits and court documents to be filed in this case are going to speak to all those details. I will tell you that we are aware of all of those and I think we have answered all those questions."

And Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross offered advice to parents on keeping a close eye on their kids' on-line connections:

"This event, and others that we see happening, just reminds us that parents should continue to have an oversight into the Internet activities of their children," Ross said, "that they should monitor what's going on, and then just use the normal precautions that we all know, as far as how much information that we provide."

An autopsy is expected to be completed by Wednesday. Cable was a student at Old Town High School, where school officials say grief counselors will be made available for fellow students.

Dube is scheduled to make a first appearance in Penobscot County Superior Court Wednesday morning, when police affIdavits will reveal the findings of the case.

Photos: Penobscot County Sheriff's Department.


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