Washington County authorities have arrested a Robbinston woman and charged her with murder for the death of a woman in the town of Pembroke.

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says Rebecca Moores of Robbinston was arrested without incident by the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit. The 42-year-old was taken into custody during a traffic stop on Hardy Point Road in Pembroke on Wednesday afternoon, with help from the Pleasant Point Police Department.

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Moores is charged with murder in connection with the death of 53-year-old Paula Johnson. Her body was found in her home at 515 Leighton Point Road in Pembroke on the evening of Wednesday, February 9th, 2022. Her body was discovered after police were called to the residence for a report of an unresponsive female. Officials have not revealed how she died.

This arrest follows an intensive, months-long investigation. Moores was transported to the Washington County Jail.

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