The State of Maine has about 125 unsolved homicide cases. They go as far back to the 1950s. But the Maine State Police never give up...even years after the crime. Here's one they highlighted this week on their Facebook page. Can you help? From the Maine State of Police:


LYMAN - On the evening of July 7, 1978, 18-year-old Mary Ellen Tanner attended parties in a wooded section of Route 9 in Kennebunk and at the Kennebunk Beach.

Tanner left the Kennebunk Beach gathering in the company of friends and was dropped off at the intersection of Routes 9 and 35 in Kennebunk at approximately 11:30 pm. She indicated she was going to hitchhike home from that location.

On July 9, 1978, Tanner's body was discovered in Gracie Evans Field in Lyman. Several suspects have been interviewed, but her homicide remains unsolved.

If you have any information on the murder of Mary Ellen Tanner, please contact Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit – South at 1 Game Farm Road, Gray Me 04039 or call them at 207-657-3030.

You may also report information about this crime using the leave-a-tip form at the link below.…/report-crime/major-crimes-unit-south



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