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Maine State Police renew effort to solve 1985 cold case murder of Vincent La Vopa

La Vopa's body was found in the woods of Arundel partially covered in snow on Dec. 7th, 1985.

ARUNDEL, Maine — Maine State Police renewed efforts to solve the 1985 cold case murder of Vincent La Vopa on the anniversary of when he was last seen alive. 

On November 27, 1985, La Vopa was last seen getting his mail at his home in Arundel, according to police officials.

Approximately 10 days later, on December 7, his body was found partially covered in snow in the woods of Arundel.

An article by the Portland Press Herald stated that La Vopa had a turbulent relationship with his girlfriend. In fact, police were called to their home for a domestic dispute about seven days before his disappearance. He also had problems with tenants, according to the article. 

Police said they have interviewed more than one suspect in this case but it remains unsolved. 

State police ask anyone with information about the murder to call them or use the leave-a-tip-form.

MAINE STATE POLICE UNSOLVED HOMICIDE VINCENT LA VOPA 1985 ARUNDEL – On November 27, 1985, 61-year-old Vincent LaVopa...

Posted by Maine State Police on Saturday, November 27, 2021