BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office continues to look for missing 15-year-old Nichole Cable from the town of Glenburn, but one man says he has no connection to the case.
The name of the person on Facebook Nichole was communicating with was a Bryan Butterfield whose Facebook account has been taken down. There is a real Bryan Butterfield who did know Nichole and he was questioned by police, but he is not a suspect. All he wants is for the backlash to stop.
Butterfield called NEWS CENTER wanting to clear his name and explained it's not him. He told NEWS CENTER he knew Nichole from when they went to high school together-- and spoke maybe twice. He had forgotten about her until the Penobscot County Sheriff's office showed up at his door.
When the officer knocked on the door he asked Butterfield if Nichole was in the house. Ironically Bryan's mother is also named Nichole. Butterfield went through questioning, handed over his phone and social media passwords and says he cooperated with police.
What Bryan says is that he knew this fake account existed and claims he went to police after the person started contacting his friends and girlfriend. According to Butterfield both police and Facebook security did nothing to correct the situation. Now both he and his family are being questioned and scrutinized on social media and in public. And he says it could have been prevented.
NEWS CENTER spoke with Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross to confirm whether or not Bryan had been cleared. Sheriff Ross said they had heard about the theory that a Bryan Butterfield was involved. The Sheriff's department thoroughly investigated and found he is not a suspect at this time.