Monday, 05 February 2018 18:04

New details in Orono teen's death Featured

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ORONO- “Full of life. Full of energy. Everybody loved her,” said Jeb Eastman, general manager of Eyemart.

The body of 19 year-old Alexie Adams of Orono was found Saturday morning in a snow bank on Colburn Drive.

Police believe alcohol was involved in the teens death.

“We're fairly certain now we know some of the locations she was at on Friday night. We spoke with the group she was with. What we'd like to do now is speak to some of the tenants and residents of those apartments she was at and anybody else that was at those parties she attended,” said Chief Josh Ewing with the Orono Police Department.

Adams moved to Orono a year ago from California.

She quickly adjusted to life here in Maine, making friends and finding a job at Eyemart by the Bangor Mall.

“She was awesome. She was full of energy. Very bubbly. She loved dealing with patients and helping them pick out new glasses. I know she wanted to be an actress and was always talking about the different plays she was in when she was in high school,” said Eastman.

Orono PD, with assistance from the Maine State Police, are trying to piece together the events leading up to Lexi's tragic death, but the chief says not all the people who saw the teen last are cooperating.

“We are meeting some resistance right now. I will tell you that we've contacted some of the tenants and received communication from an attorney who said he's representing one of them. That person's not going to talk to us,” said Chief Ewing.

The last time she was seen alive was when she was dropped off near her home shortly after midnight on Saturday.

Anyone who has any information about the incident is asked to contact Orono police at 866-4000.

We spoke to family members of the teen who say they are devastated.

The medical examiner's office says they want to do a full toxicology, which could take up to ten days to complete.

Ashley Paul

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