KEY POINTS

  • The boyfriend’s mother called the police about an alleged assault at the residence
  • The boyfriend was apprehended and questioned Wednesday
  • Authorities have not revealed the identity of the boyfriend

A 29-year-old woman was found dead after being allegedly assaulted at a home in Maine on Wednesday, police said. A murder investigation is underway. 

Deputies with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said they found Amanda Brown lifeless in her Dow Road home. Police were responding to the home as part of an assault investigation, stated Shannon Moss, spokeswoman for the Maine Department of Public Safety in a news release. The deputies went to Brown’s home at 9:48 a.m., reported the Portland Press Herald

At the time of her death, Brown lived with her boyfriend and his mother at the Dow Road residence. It was the boy’s mother who notified the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office about the alleged assault in the home, said Maine State Police Detective Chris Harriman on Thursday.

Brown’s boyfriend was apprehended Wednesday evening in Waterboro by a police K-9 and the state police tactical team. He was questioned in regards to the crime and is said to have been cooperative with the investigation. No charges have been filed against him, said police. 

Authorities have not revealed the identity of the boyfriend. 

The road in front of the Dow Road residence was shut all day on Wednesday but authorities have confirmed that the public is not in any danger, reported Associated Press

Brown’s body has been transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for conducting an autopsy. Police did not release any new information on the matter. 

The state police will take an action after the autopsy is completed, reported the Portland Press Herald. “We’ll correlate (the autopsy results) with his (boyfriend's) story,” said Harriman.

Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit South and the Cumberland County and York County sheriff’s offices are in charge of Brown’s murder investigation. The evidence gathered during the investigation will be turned over to the Maine Attorney General’s office. 

Earlier this week, a 36-year-old woman was accused of killing her 72-year old grandmother and setting the house on fire five days after her death. The accused claimed that she was honoring the victim’s wish. The woman was arrested after police found her and her toddler in a motel. 

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