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Man arrested in Seattle for 1976 Augusta murder

6:42 PM, Oct 16, 2012   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Investigators say a man has been taken into custody in Seattle for the 1976 murder of Blanche Kimball of Augusta.

Gary Raub, who was known as Gary Wilson 36 years ago, was arrested in Seattle on Monday. Maine State Police detectives traveled to Washington State and picked up Raub with the assistance of Seattle Police.

Kimball, who was 70, was found stabbed to death inside her home on State Street. Her body was found by Augusta Police after neighbors told them they hadn't seen Kimball for several days.

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says State Police and Augusta Police have been working the case for years and DNA evidence led them to Raub. McCausland says Raub knew Kimball and at one time lived at her home at 352 State Street. The home was torn down several years ago.

Raub was expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon in Seattle.

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