Maine State Police have apprehended Jayme Schnackenberg, 39, at his Monticello home on Monday, connecting him to the murder of Kimberly Hardy, 42. The couple resided together on School Street in a small town in northern Maine, with a population of approximately 740 people along the U.S.-Canada border. Hardy’s mother reported her missing on June 18, after not hearing from her since June 16. According to a missing person post by the Houlton Police Department, Hardy left behind her beloved cat and essential personal items, including medication for her cancer.
Following an investigation by the Maine State Police, Harvey Siding Road became a focal point, leading Maine game wardens to discover Hardy’s body in a wooded area. Maine State Police stated on Facebook that their Evidence Response Team members and Detectives will continue investigating multiple scenes. The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of Hardy’s death.
Hardy’s Facebook page indicates that she and Schnackenberg began dating in February 2022. Schnackenberg made his initial court appearance on Tuesday after being arrested on Monday.
The tragic case of Kimberly Hardy’s murder has shocked the small community in northern Maine. Friends and family are devastated by the loss of a woman who was battling cancer. The investigation is ongoing, and authorities are working diligently to gather evidence and determine the circumstances surrounding Hardy’s death. The arrest of Jayme Schnackenberg has brought some closure to the case, but many questions remain unanswered.