HOULTON - State Police say Matthew Davis, 32, of Houlton is charged with murder in the deaths of two people found dead in an Oakfield home Monday. One victim has been identified as 51 year-old Michael Kitchen. The second victim is presumed to be his girlfriend, 49 year-old Heidi Pratt.
State Police say a positive ID on Pratt is pending additional work by the State Medical Examiner's Office. Autopsy results show Kitchen died from multiple gun shot wounds. An autopsy for Pratt is scheduled for tomorrow.
Davis was apprehended Monday on motor vehicle theft. Tuesday, the Attorney General's Office decided to file murder charges.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office says Davis is the suspect in three fires Monday, also under investigation in connection with this case.
The fires were at the Oakfield home of Pratt, at the Katahdin Forest Products facility in Oakfield, and a pickup truck lit on fire near a boat launching ramp in nearby Island Falls.
State police say it's not clear if Davis knew the couple.
Davis is scheduled to appear at Aroostook Superior Court in Houlton at 11:30 Wednesday morning.
Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.
For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.
When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.