State police identify Cherryfield homicide victim



CHERRYFIELD — The Maine State Police on Friday identified the woman who was the victim of a homicide in Cherryfield as Sally Shaw, 57.

A passing motorist found Shaw’s body on Route 193 about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 19.

Lt. Troy Gardner with the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit held a press conference in Bangor Friday afternoon.

Police released few investigative details.

“We have learned Sally has worked in the medical home health care profession and may have been employed as a CNA (certified nurse’s assistant) in the past,” Gardner said.

Police are investigating the killing of Sally Shaw, 57, whose body was found by a passing motorist on Route 193 in Cherryfield July 19.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MAINE STATE POLICE

Police found a black 2017 Chevrolet Impala at the intersection of Route 193 and Route 9 in Cherryfield about 15 miles from where Shaw’s body was found.

Gardner said Shaw had rented that car in Bangor. Because of damage to the vehicle, police think it was involved in an accident at the intersection of Route 193 and Route 9.

Gardner said police are looking for the public’s help in finding out more information about Shaw.

“Anyone who has any type of relationship with Sally,” should contact police, Gardner said.

Police also want to speak with anyone who drove by the crash site.

Anyone with information should call 973-3700.

The Maine Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta conducted an autopsy on Shaw’s body Thursday, Gardner said. Shaw’s date of birth is Oct. 2, 1961.

A Portland TV station, WCSH, interviewed Shaw’s younger sister, Susan Shaw.

The sister said Shaw was a mother and a grandmother.

Police towed the car to the Maine Crime Laboratory, where it is still being processed for evidence, according to Gardner.

Authorities have not yet released Shaw’s cause of death.

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