POLAND — Aaron Aldrich, 46, of Auburn was arrested in New Hampshire during an investigation of last week’s double homicide in Poland, officials said Monday. Aldrich has been charged with two counts of murder.

Mohamed Aden, 16, of Lewiston and Shoeb Mohamed Adan, 21, of Springfield, Massachusetts, were found dead Feb. 21 in a home at 205 Tripp Lake Road by Androscoggin County Sheriff’s deputies conducting a welfare check. Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit and Maine State Police Southern Field Division were dispatched to help the deputies secure the home for an investigation.

Police released a statement Friday identifying the victims and announcing the deaths were being considered a double homicide per the Office of Chief Medical Examiner. They said leads were being followed in Maine and Massachusetts. No details have been released about how Aden and Adan were killed.

Aldrich’s charges stemmed from interviews detectives conducted in Maine and New Hampshire, said Shannon Moss, public information officer for Maine Department of Public Safety. He is being held at the Rockingham County Jail in Brentwood, New Hampshire, on property crime charges unrelated to the murder investigation and will face extradition proceedings there before Maine authorities can bring him back to face the murder charges, Moss said.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the case to contact the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department at 207-753-2599.

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