AMITY, Maine (AP) — Two men and a boy were found fatally stabbed in a home in remote northern Maine, putting townspeople on edge as police hunted for someone who apparently took off in a pickup truck belonging to one of the victims, authorities said Thursday.
The bodies were discovered by a relative around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the home on U.S. Route 1 in Amity, a town of 200 residents near the Canadian border.
Police did not release the names and ages of the victims. A man, his 11-year-old son and a woman lived in the home, Amity resident Larry Hamilton told The Associated Press.
The driver of the pickup "is a person of interest and should be considered dangerous," said State Police spokesman Steve McCausland.
The deaths sent shock waves through Amity, a farming and logging community about 200 miles northeast of Portland. Residents are wondering what really happened in the tidy mobile home with a tree house and an above-ground pool in the front yard.
"Somebody has to be pretty cold to stab a kid," Hamilton said. "That's what bothers everybody so much, that there was a kid involved."
State police detectives were gathering evidence and interviewing relatives and friends, police said. The bodies were expected to be taken to the medical examiner's office in Augusta for an autopsy later Thursday.
Police are looking for a 1989 Ford F-150 pickup truck. The truck is blue and silver with Maine license plates 4155RY . The truck has two different colored wheels — white in front and silver wheels in the back. It also has running lights on top of the cab, above the windshield.
Anyone who has seen this pickup or knows of its location is asked to call State Police in Augusta at 624-7076, or 911 on a cell phone. According to McCausland, they have received some calls from the public about similar trucks , but as of 11:30 a.m. there have been no confirmed sightings.