Teenage girl, 14, is found dead by mom inside their family home in Maine

Teenage girl, 14, is found dead by mom inside their family home in Maine – as cops arrest boy ‘who knew her’ and charge him with murder

  • Brooke McLaughlin, 14, was found dead by her mom, Becky, in their family home located at 25 Blackberry Road on July 18 
  • The unidentified juvenile killer allegedly knew her and was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with murder
  • At the time of the crime, the families red Chevy Impala was taken and found the next day in the town of Wayne 
  •  ‘Mom loves you forever and justice will be served,’ Becky wrote in a tribute post to her daughter on Facebook while singing ‘Dancing in the Sky’
  • Brooke is remembered as a ‘kind, loving, very thoughtful, big hearted, strong person who lived her family and friends’ 

A teenage boy was charged with murder after a 14-year-old girl from Maine was found dead by her mom, according to police.

An unidentified juvenile was arrested by Maine State Police early Saturday morning in connection to the death of Brooke McLaughlin.

The seventh grader was found by her mom, Rebecca ‘Becky’ McLaughlin, at their home at 25 Blackberry Road on July 18 after 6 p.m. 

‘I love you my beautiful angel… fly high baby girl… my heart is broken but I’m trying my hardest Brooke Mclaughlin… mom loves you forever and justice will be served… you will always be mom’s everything… #justiceforBrooke,’ Becky wrote July 23 on Facebook while attaching a video of her singing ‘Dancing in the Sky.’ 

Brooke McLaughlin, 14, was found dead in her family home in Maine on July 18. Her mom, Becky, discovered her body after 6 p.m. last Monday

Brooke McLaughlin, 14, was found dead in her family home in Maine on July 18. Her mom, Becky, discovered her body after 6 p.m. last Monday

The scene unfolded at 25 Blackberry Road. A neighbor told WMTW situations like these do not occur in the quiet neighborhood

The scene unfolded at 25 Blackberry Road. A neighbor told WMTW situations like these do not occur in the quiet neighborhood

Brooke McLaughlin's mother Rebecca posted a video of herself singing 'Dancing in the Sky' as she mourned the death of her daughter

Brooke McLaughlin’s mother Rebecca posted a video of herself singing ‘Dancing in the Sky’ as she mourned the death of her daughter

Police confirmed Brooke knew her alleged killer who now sits at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

Officials are not releasing the boy’s name, or additional investigation details.  

‘We will also not be releasing any investigative details such as what led police to the juvenile,’ a spokesperson for Maine Police said.

Police found the families missing red Chevy Impala in the town of Wayne the next day, according to WMTW.

The victim's mom, Becky, posted multiple photos of her daughter on Facebook following her passing. Her family remembers her as being a ' kind, loving, very thoughtful, big-hearted, strong person who loved her family and friends'

The victim’s mom, Becky, posted multiple photos of her daughter on Facebook following her passing. Her family remembers her as being a ‘ kind, loving, very thoughtful, big-hearted, strong person who loved her family and friends’

Brooke was a student at Maranacook Middle School. A neighbor says he saw Brooke get off the bus that day. 'It makes me want to get security,' Zachary Williams told WMTW

Brooke was a student at Maranacook Middle School. A neighbor says he saw Brooke get off the bus that day. ‘It makes me want to get security,’ Zachary Williams told WMTW

The victim was a student at Maranacook Middle School had turned 14-years-old less than a month ago on July 2. 

She is remembered as being a ‘kind, loving, very thoughtful, big hearted, strong person who lived her family and friends,’ according to her obituary.

Zachary Williams, neighbor of the McLaughlin’s, saw Brooke get dropped off by the school bus earlier in the day, he told Press Herald.

‘This is Mount Vernon,’ Williams said. ‘You don’t think anything like that would happen here.’

‘It makes me want to get security, get some cameras and lock up. I always do lock up. It makes me feel not comfortable. Something like this is sad.’

Jay Charette, Superintendent of Maranacook schools, announced Brooke’s death to the community on July 21. 

‘Although we don’t know the circumstances of this tragic event we are working with various agencies to offer our support in a timely and appropriately sensitive manner to our students and staff given the nature of this tragedy,’ he wrote in a statement.

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