Maine couple found dead in California embankment worked at pot-growing operation, authorities say.


CLEARLAKE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified two bodies found in an embankment as a Maine couple who worked at a Northern California marijuana growing operation.

Thirty-two-year-old Frank Maddox and his 40-year-old wife, Yvette, disappeared from Lake County in January after agreeing to give their employer a ride to the Sacramento airport.

Sheriff’s Capt. James Bauman says the employer, Robby Alan Beasley, is a “person of interest” in the case. He was taken into custody Saturday on a no-bail fugitive warrant from Maine for a probation violation related to criminal threats and assault charges.

Bauman says 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 are still looking for the couple’s 1982 Toyota pickup truck.