January 18, 2013

Portland Motel 6 death ruled a homicide

By Matt Byrne mbyrne@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

PORTLAND — The woman whose body was discovered Thursday afternoon in a vehicle in the Motel 6 parking lot has been identified as Margarita Fisenko Scott, 29, of Westbrook, and she was murdered, police said.

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The body of a dead woman was found in a car in the Motel 6 parking lot in Portland on Thursday afternoon, January 17, 2013. Police are calling the death suspicious and an investigation is ongoing.

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Margarita Fisenko Scott

City spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said Friday night that Scott's death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy was conducted by the state medical examiner.

Police are releasing very few details about the case, including the cause of Scott's death.

Scott's was found about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Scott's Facebook page said she is from Kazakhstan.

Police are asking that anyone who had any recent contact with Scott or information on the case to call them at 874-8604.


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