Crime

Mass. teen charged in murder of 20-year-old Maine woman

Responding to a reported assault, Skowhegan police found a man suffering from a head injury and Alice Abbott dead.

A Massachusetts man was arrested Saturday and charged with the murder of a Maine woman.

The Skowhegan Police Department responded to a 911 call from a man reporting an assault at 912 Canaan Road on Saturday shortly after 5:30 am., Maine State Police said in a release.

Upon arrival, officers said they found Alice Abbott, 20, of Skowhegan, dead and a man suffering from a head injury.

The man, who is from Madison, was staying overnight at the property, where Abbott lived with her parents, according to police. He was transported to Redington-Fairview General Hospital for treatment and has since been released.

Detectives and evidence technicians spent the day investigating and conducting interviews, and at approximately 3:20 p.m., state police arrested Jason Servil, 19, who resides at River Street in Boston, according to Somerset County Jail records.

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Servil, who police say was an acquaintance of Abbott, was charged with murder in connection with the woman’s death.

On Sunday morning, Abbott’s death was officially ruled a homicide following an autopsy by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta.

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