WATERVILLE — A city man who authorities believe has left the state of Maine is wanted in connection with the murder of a person whose body was found Thursday morning at a beverage store and redemption center.

Spirdal Hubiak Submitted photo

Spridal Hubiak, 20, of Waterville, who also goes by the nickname “Spiral,” is being sought by Maine State Police and a warrant for his arrest on a charge of murder has been issued, Shannon Moss, public information officer for the state Department of Public Safety, said in a Thursday evening news release. Earlier in the day, police had only said they were seeking a white man in his early 20s with dark hair as a person of interest.

Hubiak was an employee of Damon’s Beverage at 6 Jefferson St. in Waterville, where another employee found a dead co-worker inside and called police at 4:34 a.m. The victim’s identity is being withheld by police and their body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta for an autopsy.

Police said Hubiak was driving a 2010 black Ford Taurus with a Maine license plate 4666ZR. Police said if anyone spots the person or vehicle, do not approach and instead call Maine State Police or the Waterville Police Department at 207-680-4700.

“Investigators believe Hubiak has left the state and efforts to locate him are under way,” Moss said in the release Thursday night.

Damon’s Beverage posted a notice on Facebook earlier Thursday saying the business would be closed until further notice due to an “emergency.” Several Maine State Police cruisers and police crime tape could be seen at the business Thursday morning and the vehicles had left by the afternoon.


According to the Waterville Police Department’s call log, police and rescue were dispatched to Damon’s Beverage for a reported medical issue. A black 2010 four-door Ford Taurus with a Maine registration plate was cited in the log incident.

Major Jason Longley of the Waterville Police Department said police were referring inquiries about the incident to Maine State Police and did not have additional information.

No one answered the phone at Damon’s late Thursday afternoon.

Editor’s note: This story was updated to correct the spelling of Spridal Hubiak’s first name after authorities said they had received incorrect information. 

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