FARMINGTON – It has been two years since a New Portland woman was found slain outside her home and wood flooring business off Route 27 on June 8, 2007.

The slaying of Louise Brochu, 50, remains unsolved.

“We are continuing to actively pursue our investigation,” Maine State Police Lt. Gary Wright said. “We’re putting a lot of effort in. We’re still meeting with the Attorney General’s Office and lab personnel. We’ve developed a lot of information in the last two years.”

The details of Brochu’s death and results of the autopsy remain sealed from the public due to the ongoing active investigation.

Brochu’s family is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in her death, Wright said. Anyone with information that might help solve the case is asked to call the Maine State Police Criminal Investigation Division at 624-7143. The primary investigator is Detective Adam Kelley, Wright said.

A customer stopping in at Brochu’s New England Wood Flooring business in New Portland on the morning of June 8, 2007, reported her missing. Police later found her body on the property.

At the time, state police believed that she was killed sometime late June 7 or early June 8.

Louise Brochu, described as a “tremendously hard worker all of her life” in her obituary, was born Aug. 25, 1956, in St. George, Canada. She graduated from Forest Hills High School in Jackman and went on to study radiology at Maine Medical Center in Portland. She worked in later years with her brother, Adrien Brochu, at A & A Brochu and partnered with another brother, Jim Brochu, at JL Brochu Inc. She also served on the board of Certified Logging Professionals.


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