Maine State Police seek information on 1977 unsolved Masardis homicide

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MASARDIS — Nearly half a century has passed since the unsolved homicide of Lila Drew, a retired school teacher, shook the small town of Masardis.

On the morning of March 18, Drew was discovered deceased in her home, which sat along Route 11.

The subsequent investigation concluded she had died from trauma inflicted the night before, and her death was ruled a homicide.

Drew, who had retired from the Ashland school system, was living alone at the time of her tragic death.

Despite the passage of time, Maine State Police remain committed to solving this case and are reaching out to the public for any information that could lead to a resolution.

Authorities urge anyone with knowledge of the events surrounding Lila Drew’s death to come forward.

Tips and information can be submitted to the Major Crimes Unit – North, located at 198 Maine Avenue, Bangor, Maine.

Interested parties can contact the unit by phone at (207) 973-3750 or toll-free at 1-800-432-7381.

Additionally, information can be reported anonymously via an online link provided by the Maine State Police: https://www.maine.gov/…/report…/major-crimes-unit-north.

The police hope that renewed interest and advancements in investigative techniques may finally bring closure to this decades-long mystery.

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