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Maine Man Kyle Dube Charged With Murder After 'Hero' Kidnapping
According to an affidavit released late Wednesday, the death of a 15-year-old Maine girl occurred after a Mother’s Day kidnapping attempt went wrong.
Kyle Dube, 20, was indicted on charges of murder and kidnapping in the death of Nichole Cable. Her body was found on May 20.
The affidavit, which was written by Maine State Police Detective Thomas D. Pickering, said Dube intended to “kidnap Nichole and hide her; that he would later find her and be the hero.”
In order to communicate with Cable, Dube created a fake Facebook page using the name Bryan Butterfield. The real Butterfield alerted investigators about the fake page. Butterfield told investigators that he suspected Dube had created “this fraudulent Facebook account; that he knew that Kyle wanted to have sex with Nichole, but that she has refused his advances.”
The affidavit says: “The person posing as Butterfield repeatedly requested to meet with Cable in person. On May 12, Cable agreed to meet with this subject for the purposes of obtaining some marijuana.”
Dube’s brother, Dustin Dube told police that Kyle had Cable “meet him down the road [from her house]; that he waited in the woods wearing a ski mask; that he had duct tape; that he jumped out of the bushes and took Nichole; that he duct taped her; that he put Nichole in his father’s pickup truck; that when he removed Nichole from the truck she was dead; that he dumped Nichole’s body in the woods near the Dysart’s gas station in Old Town; that Nichole is in the woods covered in sticks.”
In addition to the online connection, detectives were also able to link Cable to Kyle through DNA evidence, Bangor Daily News reported.
If convicted of murder, Kyle faces between 25 years and life in prison.