Friday, December 7, 2007

More on the Veteran's Day call-out

Police: Body May Be That Of Missing Woman

By News 8 WMTW/

LEWISTON, Maine -- Searchers looking for a pregnant woman from Lewiston missing for three weeks have found a body in a shallow grave in the city behind a mall.

State police spokesman Stephen McCausland said investigators believe, pending an autopsy, that the body is that of Donna Paradis, who has

The grave was found along an ATV trail that runs along railroad tracks.

"The case has changed today from a missing person case to a homicide investigation," McCausland said.

Police on Sunday stepped up the search for Paradis, 38. Maine wardens used an airplane to search the Androscoggin River in the Lewiston-Auburn area. On the ground, police established a command center at Lewiston High School. More than 60 wardens, police officers, K-9 teams and trained civilian search teams took part in the effort. About a dozen areas were searched.

Lewiston police said they found several "items of interest" behind the Promenade Mall over the weekend.

Click on the link below to see a video of the search

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