Maine State Police and Waterville police vehicles are seen in the parking lot of Damon’s Beverage, which is surrounded by police crime tape, at 6 Jefferson St. in Waterville on Thursday. Authorities said Thursday they were searching for a person of interest in connection with a death. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

WATERVILLE — A 52-year-old city woman has been identified by authorities as the person found slain at Damon’s Beverage on Thursday.

Spridal Hubiak Photo courtesy of Maine State Police

The body of Angela Bragg of Waterville who worked at the beverage store and redemption center at 6 Jefferson St., was discovered inside the business early Thursday morning by a coworker, police said.

Meanwhile, police said Friday they continued to search for Spridal Hubiak, 20, of Waterville who was also an employee at Damon’s Beverage, in connection with the killing. An arrest warrant on a charge of murder was issued Thursday for Hubiak, who also goes by the nickname “Spiral.”

Following an autopsy at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta, the cause of Bragg’s death was found to be sharp force injury and the manner of death has been ruled homicide.

Police said Hubiak was last known to be driving a Black 2010 Ford Taurus with a Maine license plate 4666ZR. Investigators said Thursday and Friday they believed Hubiak had left the state of Maine and “efforts to locate him continue,” according to Shannon Moss, a spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety.

Police asked that anyone with information on Hubiak’s whereabouts contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit at 207-624-7076 or the Waterville Police Department at 207-680-4700.

Meanwhile, Damon’s Beverage posted on its Facebook page Friday that its staff was “in the middle of an unimaginable tragedy, one that ended with the loss of one of our family in our Waterville location.”

Bragg, the post said, “was a valued employee, friend, and person.”

“None of us will be the same after this,” the store’s post said. “As we continue to grieve her loss, and try to recover any semblance of normalcy, we appreciate all your patience. We are meeting with our staff on Saturday in an attempt to address their emotional, mental and physical needs first.”

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