ARUNDEL (WGME) – A woman from Arundel with severe Alzheimer’s is still missing tonight more than 24 hours after family members discovered her husband dead in their home.
State police believe the 65-year-old woman may have disappeared over weekend.
State police are still collecting evidence inside the home, outside they’re getting help from the warden service and K9’s, who’ve been combing the woods since 10 a.m. Thursday.
There’s been no sign of Sue Kim Coito. Search teams surrounded the Campground Road home on Thursday, catching the attention of those who live in this quiet neighborhood.
Neighbors said Matthew Coito, and his wife, Sue Kim, lived here nearly a decade. Mostly keeping to themselves but often stopping to say hi while walking their dog.
State police say relatives found the body of Matthew, 63, in the kitchen on Wednesday, but no sign of Sue Kim who has Alzheimer’s. The couple had not been seen or heard from since early last weekend.
Maine State Police Sergeant Chris Harriman stated “Is his wife a suspect at this point? We’re really not 100 percent sure yet.”
Sergeant Harriman said there’s no sign of forced entry.
As investigators work to retrace the pair’s last steps, he said four k-9 teams are trying to track down Sue Kim. Sergeant Harriman stated “Well last night we did in back of the house. The warden service is expanding now and depending what we find today, it’ll expand further tomorrow.”
Concern is growing for the 65 year old woman, right now Harriman isn’t sure whether the public is in any danger. He said “We don’t have the full story of what happened here.”
Neighbors, too, are hoping answers come soon.
The medical examiner’s office in Augusta said an autopsy has been completed, however they are not yet releasing cause of death.