Maine Man's Plan to Be Hero Ends With Dead Teen

Kyle Dube charged with kidnapping, murder in death of Nichole Cable

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted May 30, 2013 7:04 AM CDT | Updated May 30, 2013 7:48 AM CDT

(Newser) – A twisted story out of Maine, where police say one man's plan to play the hero ended with the death of a 15-year-old girl. Kyle Dube, 20, allegedly planned to kidnap a teen, who he would then "find." Police say he set up a fake Facebook account under the name Bryan Butterfield and used it to convince Nichole Cable to meet him on the evening of May 12 at the end of her street. A ski mask-clad Dube grabbed her, secured her with duct tape, and hid her in his dad's truck, according to a police affidavit; Cable was reportedly dead when he removed her.

Cable's mother reported her missing the next day and her body was found May 20 after a massive search, reports the Portland Press Herald. Dube was traced to her through the fake Facebook account and its corresponding IP address; the affidavit notes that Cable also told a friend she planned to meet Butterfield. As for the kidnap-rescue plan, Dube's brother told police what Dube had allegedly told him: that his plan was to rescue her so he would be lauded as a hero, but when he went to remove her from the truck she was dead so he left her body in the woods. Dube apparently also told his girlfriend what happened, along with the detail that he threw her clothes out the car's window; police recovered a sock bearing both Dube and Cable's DNA during their search. No word yet on Cable's cause of death; Dube has been indicted on charges of kidnapping and murder.

This June 2012 photo provided by the Penobscot County Jail via Maine State Police shows Kyle Dube, of Orono, Maine.   (AP Photo/Penobscot County Jail via Maine State Police)
Nichole Cable is seen in an undated photo provided by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department.   (AP Photo/Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department, File)
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