Saturday, March 5, 2016

Maine police make arrest 35 years after murder of 16-year-old cheerleader Joyce McClain killed after she went for a jog

Imagine the pain of a family not getting justice for three decades. 
On the other side, a killer feels he’s committed the perfect crime up until the police slap the cuffs on him.    

NY DailyNews reports an arrest has been made in a cold case murder that has kept investigators guessing for more than three decades.

Joyce McClain was 16 when she went jogging from her Millinocket, Maine, home one night in August 1980 and never returned.

The cheerleader’s body was discovered days later partially clothed and bludgeoned by a blunt object, though no one had ever been held responsible for her death.

However, police say they are now confident that Phillip Scott Fournier, 55, murdered the teenager back when he himself was 19.
Fournier was never labeled a suspect in the case, though had been called a “person of interest.”

He had been interviewed a reported 27 times during the decades-long investigation, according to the Bangor Daily News.

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