Maine girl died from neck compression, medical examiner says

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Maine girl died from neck compression, medical examiner says

Authorities say Nichole Cable, 15, was killed when an Orono man tried to kidnap her and paint himself as a hero.

By Dennis Hoey
Staff Writer

AUGUSTA – The circumstances surrounding the death of a Glenburn teenager who was abducted last month became a little clearer Thursday after the state medical examiner released the girl’s cause of death.

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Dr. Margaret Greenwald said 15-year-old Nichole Cable was asphyxiated. Greenwald did not describe exactly how Cable’s killer cut off her breathing, and a news release issued by the state was vague.

Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, quoted Greenwald as saying Cable died from “asphyxia due to compression of the neck.” Greenwald, who issued the statement after consulting with the Maine State Police crime lab, could not be reached for comment.

Compression of the neck does not necessarily mean Cable was strangled by someone else’s hands.

She could have died from someone putting pressure on her neck using an object or a body part such as an arm, hand or leg.

“Those are her words, and the medical examiner chose her words very carefully,” said William Stokes, chief of criminal

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