According to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety, a man wanted in connection with a killing in the Maine town of Lubec has been located and arrested in Virginia.

On Monday, deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Department visited a home at 69 Jim’s Head Road in Lubec.  The visit came after a report that an altercation had happened at the home, which was shared by Eva Cox and her boyfriend Paul DeForest.  While at the home, they found evidence that something suspicious had occurred at the home.

The press release goes on to say:

A search warrant was prepared and members of the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit and Evidence Response Team began processing the scene to look for information that would help them locate the occupants and determine what happened at the residence.  On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, a larger search was organized that included Maine State Police, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Maine Marine Patrol, and Maine Warden Service. A Warden’s plane and a State Police K-9 were also utilized in the search around Cox’s home. That investigation led to the discovery of a female victim found deceased locked in the trunk of a car that was located nearby the residence. The victim has not been officially identified but it is believed to be Eva Cox.

During the investigation, evidence was found that connected DeForest to the killing.  Information obtained through the investigation led law enforcement to believe he was staying at a home in Warrenton, Virginia.  DeForest was found at that home and taken into custody without incident.

At this time, there is no word on when DeForest will make his first appearance in court.

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