Maine Unsolved Homicides & Missing Persons in February

Darrel Smith, Ashley Ouellette, Joe Baillargeon, Emily Chase, Michael C. Cochran, Kenneth Kramer, Thomas Napier, Russell Burnett — These victims remain on Maine’s unsolved homicides list for another year as their surviving family and friends await justice in 2021.

My mission with Dark Downeast is to keep their names and stories alive. Until I can bring a full investigation of each case to the podcast, I’ll do whatever I can to continue the search for answers.

You can report information to the Maine State Police using the leave a tip form or via the contact details below.

Major Crimes Unit-South
One Game Farm Rd, Gray, ME 04039

1-800-228-0857 (In State)
(207)624-7076 (Out of State)
(207)657-5748 (Fax)

Darrel Smith


13 years ago on February 6, 2008, Darrel Smith was found dead at his home in Woodland, Maine. His wallet and safe were missing from his home, though the safe was later recovered. No arrests have been made in Darrel’s case.

Joe Baillargeon


79-year old Joe Baillargeon was found dead on the side of the road in Biddeford on February 7, 1968 — That’s 53 years ago. Public information on this homicide is scarce.

Ashley Ouellette


22 years have passed without answers in the murder of 15-year old Ashley Ouellette. She was found lying in the middle of Pine Point Road in Scarborough on February 10, 1999 after disappearing from the home where she was reportedly staying the night.

Emily Chase


February 19, 2021 marks 43 years since Emily Chase was found dead in her home in Bowdoinham. She was last seen alive the night before. Public information on Emily’s case is limited.

Thomas Napier


Thomas Napier was found floating in the Saco River on February 20, 1994 — 27 years ago this year. Reports say he was involved in a fight with another person in Lyman, Maine.

Russell Burnett


Russell Burnett was last seen alive on February 21, 2017 and he was reported missing on February 23 of the same year. It’s been 4 years since he was last seen with his dog near his home in Franklin.

Michael C. Cochran


40 years ago this year, Michael’s body was found in the rubble of a cottage in Dedham that had been destroyed by fire. Limited public information is available in his case.

Kenneth Kramer


Kenneth’s body was discovered off Route 182 in Township 10 SD on the morning of February 27, 1983 — 38 years ago. He was last in the presence of an unknown individual or individuals.