LEWISTON — Police arrested a Lewiston man early Friday and charged him with the murder of 22-year-old Christiana Melusine Fesmire of Lewiston, missing since early July.

Lewiston and state police arrested Buddy Robinson, 30, of 688 Sabattus St., at 1:48 a.m. Friday. He was arrested at his girlfriend’s home in New Gloucester, according to Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. Robinson is currently being held without bail at the Androscoggin County Jail.

Police said Fesmire’s body has not been recovered.

Evidence gathered earlier by police at Fesmire’s 36 Highland Ave. apartment, one of several Lewiston buildings searched, led police to believe Fesmire was murdered.

“(The evidence) was analyzed at the crime laboratory and that led us to the conclusion that she was likely killed inside the home and her body has been transported elsewhere,” McCausland said. “We have not located her body but will continue to look for it,” he said.

Robinson also lived at the 36 Highland Ave. location, which had at least two apartments, McCausland said.

Robinson was scheduled to appear at Androscoggin Superior Court at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Before her disappearance, Fesmire had been depressed about the death of a friend, according to earlier reports in the Sun Journal. It was considered out of character for her to vanish without a word to anyone, however, and Fesmire missed a family reunion in July that she had been looking forward to, according to previous reports.

On Friday, a Facebook page titled “Help Us Find Christiana Melusine Fesmire” set up by friends had 875 followers.

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