Man Tricked Teen with a Fake Facebook Account in Bizarre Kidnapping Turned Murder CaseBy: Josh Wolford - May 30, 2013
The story behind what happened to a murdered Maine teen is coming into focus after police unsealed an affidavit on Wednesday.
15-year-old Nichole Cable was reported missing on May 13th. After a statewide search that went on for a week, she was found dead on the night of May 20th. 20-year-old Kyle Dube has been indicted on charges of murder and kidnapping after he reportedly used a fake Facebook account to lure Cable outside, where he proceeded to kill her and dump her in the woods.
The story gets even stranger. According to the affidavit, obtained by the AP, Dube told his brother that the planned to stage Cable’s kidnapping in order to eventually rescue her and become a hero. Dube’s brother says that Dube lured her outside of her home, grabbed her and duct taped her, and put her in the back of his truck. Dube later discovered that Cable was dead, so he dumped her in the woods and covered her with branches.
The medical examiner is still trying to determine the cause of death.
Police say that Dube set up the fake account in the name of Bryan Butterfield, a friend of Cable’s. Butterfield told police that Dube had wanted to start a sexual relationship with Cable, but was denied. Police say that on the night of the murder, Cable agreed to meet Butterfield outside of her home. Of course, she didn’t know that she was actually agreeing to meet Dube, who used the fake Facebook profile to gain her confidence.
Apparently, Facebook aided investigators by revealing the true identity of the fake Butterfield account, which was then traced to Dube.