March 14, 2013

Mystery surrounds I-95 standoff, Aroostook homicide

By Eric Russell erussell@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Maine State Police were restricting access Wednesday, March 13, 2013, to the residence at 450 Macwahoc Road (Route 2) in Molunkus Township, where investigators found the body of Lawrence Lewis, who was the victim of a homicide.

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Bill Fogg, the ex-husband of Lynda Fogg, also known as Lynda Gordon, speaks Wednesday, March 13, 2013, about his ex-wife, who had recently married Bruce Heal, also known as Bruce King. Heal took his life Monday, and police are connecting that shooting with the homicide of Lawrence Lewis of Molunkus Township. Bill Fogg said he spoke with Lynda Fogg on Tuesday night and that she appeared upset by the incident and denied knowing anything about the homicide.

Gabe Souza / Staff Photographer

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They also told the motel's staff that they "didn't want anyone to know they were here," Bouchard said.

Heal and Fogg left the motel Monday morning.

They had rented a separate room Sunday night at the Gateway Inn, about a mile from the River's Edge Motel.

Ellen McLaughlin, an employee at the Gateway Inn, said the two seemed like a normal couple. They had two dogs with them and swam in the hotel's pool on Sunday.

They left around 3:30 p.m. Monday, McLaughlin said, half an hour before police stopped the U-Haul truck that Fogg was driving.

Police visited the River's Edge Motel and the Gateway Inn but found little evidence, said the employees.

In Fogg's hometown of Mattawamkeag, southeast of Molunkus, employees at the Big Apple, a gas station/convenience store, said Lewis was known to have money, even though he lived in a shack. They said other people had lived at his home in the past, including other sex offenders.

Fogg's ex-husband, Bill Fogg, said from his workplace in Mattawamkeag that he talked to his ex-wife after Heal's suicide. She told him she didn't know what had happened to Lewis.

"She was upset," he said.

Bill Fogg said the rifle that Heal used to kill himself was a present that Fogg had given to his wife as a gift several months ago. The two divorced in January after being separated for months.

Detectives have searched Lewis' home, which is set back from the road among tall, thin trees. The home appears to have several additions, with work that was never completed.

On Wednesday, the yard was littered with debris. "No Trespassing" and "Private Property" signs were posted in several places on the property.

Kevin Pelkey, who lives within sight of the home, said he didn't know the occupants but often heard them yelling.

"I don't think anyone was trying hard to reach out to them," he said.

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The Rivers Edge Motel in Medway, photographed Wednesday, March 13, 2013, is where Bruce Heal, also known as Bruce King, and Lynda Fogg, also known as Linda Gordon, spent time before leaving town in a U-Haul Monday. Heal eventually took his own life on I-95 and police are linking the case to the homicide of sex offender Lawrence Lewis, who was found dead in his Molunkus Township home.

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