WATERVILLE – Multiple agencies are on the scene in Winslow, as they search for a missing mother from nearby Waterville.
That’s according to The young woman vanished shortly after dropping her twin girls off at the bus stop.
Winslow police say they are on Taylor Road, and they confirm this is connected to the investigation in Waterville.
aterville and state police are asking for help locating a young mother from Waterville.
Authorities said Wednesday that Melissa Sousa was last seen putting her children on the school bus Tuesday morning near her house.
Later that night friends reported her missing.
Sousa is 5 feet tall and has brown hair and hazel eyes.
“This is not like her to disappear, so there was concern by Waterville police chief late last night, so he asked state police to join the investigation,” said Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland.
Sousa lives with her boyfriend, 28-year-old Nicholas Lovejoy.
McCausland said Waterville police stopped his SUV around midnight and he was arrested on charges of having a loaded rifle in his car and child endangerment.
Lovejoy is being held at Kennebec County Jail, where he is being held on $2,000 bail.
Anyone with information about Sousa’s whereabouts should contact Waterville police at 680-4700