PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Portland police are releasing a few more details in the homicide of Rita Fisenko Scott. Scott's body was found by her husband and a friend inside this 2002 Chevy Trailblazer at the Motel 6 parking lot on January 17.
Police are not releasing her cause of death. The Trailblazer is registered to Scott's husband, and although the couple was not living together at the time, it would not have been unusual for her to be driving it. She had been in regular contact with her husband and other family members in Westbrook. Police say they had been concerned about where she was starting in December, and they had called Westbrook police about it, though they had not filed a missing person's report.
Lt. Scott Pelletier of the Portland Police said, "They began to really become alarmed right around Christmas. So we're asking right through december here. Anybody that has seen her or her vehicle or had contact with her."
Police say there is no history of domestic violence between the couple, and that everyone has been very cooperative. Police say they also got a tip that Scott had been either staying or spending a lot of time at an apartment on West Concord Street in Portland. They searched that home Monday and towed away a car. They do not believe she ever stayed at the Motel 6, and they believe the car was not driven to the hotel the day she was found.
Police are asking anyone who saw Scott or the car anytime starting in December to call them at 874-8533 or 874-8604. You can also leave an anonymous tip at www.portland-police.com.