Arrest warrant for boyfriend in death of Maine activist

June 27, 2022 GMT

WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — There is an arrest warrant for a man suspected of killing his girlfriend with his SUV in Acadia National Park, police said Monday.

Nicole Mokeme died in the hit-and-run at the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor earlier this month. The activist served as creative director of Rise and Shine Youth Retreat, which offers retreats and programs for Black children and adults.

Police said they’re searching for Raymond Lester, 35, of Portland, in connection with Mokeme’s death. They said they’ve ruled Mokeme’s death a homicide and they’re searching for Lester and his vehicle. The arrest warrant is for a murder charge, police said.

Lester’s location on Monday was unclear. It was also unknown if he had hired an attorney.