If you would like to know more about the statistics for the number of murders in Maine by year, there are several law enforcement agencies’ websites that provide detailed reports. For example, the Federal Bureau of Investigation issues a Uniform Crime Report year after year, as well as sharing archived reports on their website, which focus on detailing the types of crimes, statistics of the crimes, and the general region in which crimes are committed in every state. Additionally, Project: Cold Case has published a page dedicated to the statistics of unsolved homicides in each state.
According to this page on Project: Cold Case, between 1980 and 2019, there were around 1,297 unsolved murders in Maine, and over the years, approximately 1,033 of those murders have been resolved, yet leaving roughly 264 unsolved murders in Maine as of 2019. Project: Cold Case is also home to a database of unsolved homicides across the United States, which contains almost 25,000 cold cases and the basic information about each of the cases.
Some of the unsolved murders in northern Maine which can be found within several law enforcement websites, as well as Project: Cold Case’s database, include the following: the 1997 murder of Louis Alexander, the 1992 murder of Anthony Bear, the 2008 murder of Darrel Smith, and the 1988 murder of Barry Pulkkinen, among many others. Others included within these various lists and databases are some of the many unsolved central Maine murders, which include the 2003 murder of Alford “Buddy” Blake, the 1991 murder of Lorna Brackett, the 1988 murder of Janet Brochu, the 1981 murder of Pamela Campbell, the 1994 murder of Raynald Levesque, the 1971 murder of Judith Hand, and the 1990 murder of Shirley McAvoy, among countless others. In addition to those previously listed, one of the unsolved murders in Augusta, Maine, is the 2008 murder of Michael Roderick, among many others in the surrounding area. Lastly, a few unsolved murders in Kennebec County, Maine, include the following: the 1991 murder of Vincent White, the 1986 murder of Brian Kowalczyk, the 1979 murder of Thomas Huntley, and the 1987 murder of Everette Pease, among many others.