Bucksport Police Say Missing Woman Has Been Found Safe
UPDATE: A woman who's been missing for over a week has been found -- and charged with arson.
Aza Jerome, 55, walked away from her Town Farm Road home last Monday, after a fire at the residence. Police say the fire started in an outbuilding and also damaged the house she shared with her husband, Timothy Jerome. He was arrested the day she disappeared for allegedly refusing to comply with police.
There had been no sign of Aza for a week, until two hunters told police they had an encounter in Orland with a woman who fit her description. They said, after a brief interaction, she had walked away. WABI-TV reports police have not said where she has been for the past week or why she disappeared.
The State Fire Marshal's Office has been investigating the cause of the fire, but say they need to speak to Aza before they can continue.