LEWISTON — A pickup truck linked to a triple homicide last week was found Saturday morning, according to police.

The 1989 Ford F-150 that was owned by one of the victims was found about 11:30 a.m. in Weston, a town about 15 miles south of the crime scene in Amity.

The owner of the land along a tote road where the truck was found reported it to police. It had been destroyed by fire, said Steve McCausland, spokesman for Maine State Police.

State Police detectives and investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office went to the site to gather evidence, McCausland said. The truck was expected to be towed to the State Police Crime Lab in Augusta Saturday night.

Police were seeking help from the public in locating the missing truck. Police got more than 30 phone calls about the truck, including the landowner.

Jamie Merrill, a Lewiston woman whose 10-year-old son, Jesse Ryan, was one of the victims, said her ex-husband Jeffrey Ryan, 55, had taken ownership of the truck recently on a trade. He drove to Lewiston a week ago to pick up Jesse to take him to Amity for Fathers Day, Merrill said.

A third homicide victim found at Ryan’s Amity home was Jason Dehahn, 30.

All three died of stab wounds, police said.

McCausland said autopsies were underway Friday, but cause and manner of death likely wouldn’t be released until next week, at the earliest. Meanwhile investigators were continuing to process the crime scene, he said.

The three bodies were recovered at Ryan’s mobile home on Route 1 late Wednesday.

Jesse Ryan had been living in Lewiston with Merrill and her fiance on Drew Street since late February and attended Martel Elementary School.


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