AUBURN – A Lewiston call center worker was arrested early Friday and charged with murdering a woman who has been missing since July, police said. The victim’s body has yet to be recovered.

Buddy Robinson, 30, was arrested at the home of his girlfriend in New Gloucester and made his first court appearance Friday afternoon in Androscoggin Superior Court.

Robinson was returned to the Androscoggin County Jail, where he was held without bail after the hearing, a jail official said.

Robinson is charged in the death of 22-year-old Christiana Fesmire, who disappeared July 1.
Both were one-time residents of a two-unit apartment house in Lewiston, where police say Fesmire was killed and her body removed.

Evidence gathered from the apartment in September “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,” said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

According to a Maine State Police affidavit, Robinson lived in an upstairs apartment with his sister Brandi Robinson and her boyfriend, and Buddy Robinson didn’t like Fesmire.

Brandi Robinson told police that her brother killed Fesmire during an argument on July 1 and later remarked that “she didn’t die easily.”

Robinson cleaned the apartment and disposed of the body in a swampy area and burned evidence, the sister told police. Investigators are still trying to find Fesmire’s remains.
Fesmire was reported missing after she didn’t show up at a family Fourth of July gathering that she’d been looking forward to attending in Rangeley.

A Facebook group, “Help Us Find Christiana Melusine Fesmire,” has more than 800 followers and has been active.

Robinson, a military veteran who’d served overseas, was convicted in April in Presque Isle District Court of stalking. The victim was not identified.