The Phoenix Potpourri: Police say murder suspect, victim apparent strangers in …

August 26th, 2015 by admin Leave a reply »

potpourri murder boudreau_082715Police said there is no indication that a suspect in a fatal throat-slitting at a Shaw’s supermarket in Saco on Aug. 19, 31-year-old Connor MacCalister of Saco, knew the victim, Wendy Boudreau, 59, also of Saco.

The crime shocked the community and left the public grappling with a crime with no apparent motive.

A funeral ceremony was held Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Thornton Academy Garland Auditorium, for Boudreau, the mother to five adult children whose obituary indicated she worked as a nurse’s aide for Notre Dame Hospital in Biddeford and later began work as the office manager for the family business, Jeff Boudreau General Contractor. She maintained her position with the family business and began work at the Thornton Academy Alumni Office, according to her obituary.

The man accused of slitting her throat initially was identified as female by police. MacCalister’s brother, Jeremy Hopkins, told the Portland Press Herald that the suspect is a female-to-male transgender person who identified as a male for the past few years.

On Facebook, MacCalister wrote “Aufweidersehen!!!,” German for “goodbye,” in February 2010, the last Facebook post by the suspect, who also listed as background, “attending Biddeford High School.”

Police said the stabbing took place near the ice cream freezers inside the Shaw’s Supermarket just before 3 p.m. Aug. 19. Two local EMTs were in the store at the time and immediately started giving Boudreau medical assistance, police reported. She was taken to Southern Maine Medical Center,

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