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The Murder of Sarah Cherry

from Dark Downeast | Published 2/8/2021

MAINE MURDER, 1988: 12-year old Sarah Cherry disappeared while babysitting on July 6, 1988. A clue laying in the driveway of the house where she was last seen pointed investigators to their primary suspect. Two days later, Sarah's body was discovered in a shallow grave in the woods in Bowdoinham, Maine. Dennis Dechaine is serving a life sentence for the murder of Sarah Cherry, but over 30 years later, he maintains his innocence, and so do his loyal supporters. Retired Detective Dan Reed joins me in the telling of this story. He was one of the first to respond when Sarah was reported missing. Dan Reed came face to face with the man who would later be convicted of her murder. This is the Murder of Sarah Cherry. Find the sources for this episode and more at Shop Dark Downeast merch at Connect with the show at @darkdowneast on Instagram and at [email protected]

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Maine and New England's True Crime Podcast. Unsolved murders, missing Mainers, strange local folklore and Vacationland mysteries. Maine might be the way life should be, but even the most peaceful, picturesque places can keep the darkest secrets. This is Dark Downeast, a true crime podcast dedicated to the stories of Maine and New England, shining a light on the sensational decades-old and modern-day crimes that prickle the history of the Downeast region and beyond. Dark Downeast is based in journalistic and documentary-style storytelling featuring the families, friends, investigators, and sources who know these cases best. Whether you’re a Mainer or from away, or a true crime fan searching for the next show to add to your line-up, I invite you to hit subscribe for new episodes each week. Connect with me at and on Instagram @darkdowneast.