A Turner man was arrested Monday night and charged with murder in connection with the slayings of two women whose bodies were recovered in Lewiston and Turner, authorities said.
Lloyd F. Millett, 35, turned himself over to the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department Monday night, where he was arrested, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
Millett was charged in the slayings of Rachelle Anne Williams, 33, of Gorham, N.H., and Terrie Lizotte, 39, of Canton.
The body of Williams was found near a Lewiston hotel where she was attending a conference for regional Pizza Hut managers. The body of Lizotte was found in a bedroom closet in Millett’s home.
Millett, a farmhand in Turner, was expected to be arraigned Tuesday in District Court in Lewiston, McCausland said.
The bodies of the victims were found within hours of each other Monday afternoon in Lewiston and Turner.
Williams’ body was discovered around noon by two colleagues in a field about 100 feet from the parking lot of the Ramada Inn where the Pizza Hut conference was held, McCausland said.
While state police were investigating the slaying, the body of Lizotte was discovered in Millett’s mobile home in Turner.
The body was discovered in the bedroom closet of a mobile home by a woman who was retrieving belongings from the home she had shared with Millett, McCausland confirmed.
An autopsy was performed Monday night on Williams’ body, but no details were released. An autopsy was scheduled Tuesday on the body of Lizotte, McCausland said.