“We need closure, but I think there are still too many unanswered questions,” Linscott said. “I grew up with Joyce and from that day on everything changed. People lock their doors now.”
That fear rings true for many in the town.
“There has been a lot of uncertainty about what's going on with it, the whole thing,” Lee Powers of East Millinocket said. “I'ts time for closure, that's for sure.”
We're told Joyce was well liked by everyone who knew her, which is why the anticipation about this long awaited verdict is so high, but even with a verdict some worry the town will never recover.
“It was quite stunning back then that is for sure,” Powers said. “A lot of unanswered questions.”
“The safety is gone the safety and security,” Linscott said. “Even if we find out who it is, the safety and security of small town Maine is gone.”
Judge Ann Murray is expected to decide the verdict in the coming weeks. but even with answers, one thing is for sure: Joyce will always be missed.
“The hardest thing is you look back and who would she be today,” Linscott said. “I mean she knew everything. She could do anything.”