Police have charged a 71-year-old man with murder in the death of a woman at a senior housing development in Topsham.

Maine State Police arrested Robert McClure and charged him with murder Tuesday night.

Topsham police and emergency medical services responded to a 911 call at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from an employee of River Landing on Elm Street arrived to find the body of 64-year-old Christine Miller. Both Miller and McClure were residents of the housing complex.

On Wednesday morning, the death was ruled a homicide caused by “sharp force injuries,” said Shannon Moss, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety. The autopsy was performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta.

The heavy police presence Tuesday morning on Elm Street led Mt. Ararat Middle and High schools, Woodside Elementary, and Williams-Cone Elementary of Topsham to shelter in place.

McClure will appear in Sagadahoc County Superior Court on Monday.

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