Body recovered from home of missing Maine woman

Body recovered from home of missing Maine woman

WATERVILLE, Maine — State Police in Maine have discovered a body in the basement of the home of a missing woman.

On Wednesday, at around 4:00 p.m., Waterville officers and State Police troopers found a body in the basement of 32 Gold Street, the same address belonging to a 29-year-old mother who went missing the day before.

Melissa Sousa, of 32 Gold Street, was last seen at around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday after dropping off her children at a bus stop near her house. Friends reported Sousa as a missing person that same night.

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Sousa is described as being five feet tall, weighing around 125 lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes.

According to police, Sousa lives at the duplex home with her 28-year-old boyfriend Nicholas Lovejoy and their eight-year-old twin girls.

Lovejoy was arrested by Waterville Police at around midnight on Wednesday and charged with having a loaded rifle in the car and endangering the welfare of a child. Police said he had left his children home alone.

Lovejoy was interrogated by police on Wednesday morning and then booking into Kennebec County Jail, where he is being held on $2,000 bail.

Anyone with information on Sousa's whereabouts is asked to call Waterville Police at 680-4700 extension 4513.