The Accountant Who Went Missing In Maine

How many people go missing every year in the United States? According to  National Missing and Unidentified Persons (NamUS) database, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 600,000.

In Maine this year so far there are 108 people missing.

Right now there are a couple of men missing in our area and people notice, people post about it, one family made signs of their adult son’s face and posted them on all the main roads in a couple counties.

We like to think that we notice when other people disappear.

But sometimes? Sometimes we don’t.

Because Shaun was a cop in Downeast Maine and because I had a stint as a reporter and newspaper editor, there is an occasional case where we not only know the location, we also know the players, the cops, the DA, the people whose hearts were broken.

And that’s the case when it comes to Richard Bellittieri, a Trenton, Maine man, a nice man, an accountant, who went missing and nobody noticed.

William Morse’s mugshot


MAINE missing persons statistics.

Police charge Trenton man with murder of man last seen alive a year ago

Control of pot farm at issue in murder trial The Ellsworth American

Affidavit: Maine man posed as homicide victim, Associated Press

Tenant, acquaintance recount interactions with ‘sketchy’ murder suspect by Bill Trotter, Bangor Daily News

Long-missing Trenton man killed by gunshots to the head

Morse trial resumes after two day delay USA Today

Love letter, cell phone records discussed in Morse trial, WCSH6

Killer confesses at sentencing, Ellsworth American

Murder trial witness: ‘I thought we were all friends’ BDN

Trial begins for murder suspect who assumed victim’s identity

Prosecutor: Murder suspect spent victim’s money, BDN

Man found guilty of MDI identify theft murder, relatives react, Bangor Daily News

Carpenter convicted of killing accountant in Maine, Maine Public

Richard Bellitieri, Obituary

William Morse sentenced Thursday will serve 60 years, Fox Bangor


Right now, these two men are missing in Hancock County, Maine.

Anson Snowdeal was last seen in February 2022.

courtesy Maine State Police

“Maine State Police Troopers out of Troop J are trying to locate and confirm the wellbeing of 41-year-old Anson Snowdeal.  He was last seen in Ellsworth when he left an apartment on Water Street on foot without his phone or wallet.  

“Snowdeal was wearing tan work pants, a gray t-shirt, gray hooded sweatshirt and a black jacket.  He lives in Sullivan and may be in the Surry or Blue Hill area.

“Anyone who knows his whereabouts should call 207-973-3700 x9. Thank you for your assistance.

Graham Lachner

About the Author
I am the NYT and internationally-bestselling author of children's books, which include the NEED series, FLYING series, TIME STOPPERS series, DEAR BULLY and other books. I like hedgehogs and puppies and warm places. I have none of these things in my life.

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