Detectives investigating the slaying of a woman found by the side of Route 193 in Cherryfield have identified the victim as Sally Shaw and say she may have been living in southern Maine.

Shaw, 55, was identified after an autopsy. Officials also said Shaw had ties to the Down East area of Washington County and previously worked in the home health care field and may have been employed as a certified nursing assistant.

State police would like to talk to anyone who might have had recent contact with Shaw.

Her body was found early Wednesday after police responded to a caller reporting a woman’s body along Route 193. Investigators determined that Shaw had been killed and linked her slaying to a black 2017 Chevrolet Impala they found at the intersection of Route 193 and Route 9, about 11 miles north of where Shaw’s body was found. Based on the damage to the vehicle and recent activity in the intersection, officials determined the vehicle, which Shaw rented from a business in Bangor, had been involved in an accident at that intersection.

The vehicle was taken to the Maine State Police Crime Lab in Augusta to be processed.

Anyone with information about Shaw is asked to call 800-432-7381 or 973-3700.

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