AUBURN (WGME) – A man accused of killing a Lewiston teenager and a man from Massachusetts in Poland is being held without bail.
Aaron Aldrich of Auburn made his first appearance at the Androscoggin County Courthouse Monday morning facing two counts of murder.
Wearing a jumpsuit and speaking very little, the 46-year-old Aldrich appeared through Zoom from the Androscoggin County Jail next to the courthouse.
Officials believe he killed 16-year-old Lewiston High School student Mohamed Aden and 21-year-old Shoeb Mohamed Adan of Springfield, Massachusetts.
Maine State Police says their bodies were found at a mobile home in Poland back in February during a welfare check.
Investigators have revealed very few details about what they think happened inside the property on Tripp Lake Road, including what caused the victims’ deaths, and Monday, the judge sealed the court affidavit.
Aldrich was already in jail in New Hampshire for unrelated charges when he was accused of the murders in Poland.
He waived extradition and Maine State Police brought him back to Maine to face murder charges.
If convicted, each murder count carries a minimum sentence of 25 years.
A date with the grand jury has not been set.