Jalique Keene

ELLSWORTH — A judge has ordered a former football running back held without bail in the killing of a 19-year-old former classmate whose body was found over the weekend in Bar Harbor.

Twenty-one-year-old Jalique Keene appeared in court Wednesday. He wasn’t required to enter a plea. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

Keene is charged with murder in the death of Mikaela Conley of Bar Harbor. Her body was found by a state police K9 unit on Saturday near the intersection of Route 3 and West Street.

Mikaela Conley

The two attended Mount Desert High School together. Keene was a football player who went on to play for West Virginia State University.

Family members left court without commenting.

The judge sealed a state police affidavit with details of the alleged killing.

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