CLEARLAKE, Calif. - Authorities are looking into whether a California marijuana grower is linked to the deaths of a Maine couple whose bodies were found down an embankment.
Robby Alan Beasley, 29, is a “person of interest’’ in the deaths of his two employees, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Captain James Bauman. Frank Maddox, 32, and his wife, Yvette Maddox, 40, disappeared in January after agreeing to give Beasley a ride to the Sacramento airport.
The couple recently had moved to Lake County from Maine to help Beasley with his growing operation. Detectives found 96 marijuana plants growing at a home in Lower Lake where Beasley lived part-time, Bauman said.
Two motorists spotted the bodies at the bottom of a 20-foot embankment when they stopped on the side of the road last week. Authorities said the bodies appeared to have been there for several weeks. Autopsies were scheduled for today.
Beasley was arrested Saturday on a no-bail fugitive warrant from Maine for a probation violation.