YORK, M.E. (CBS) — A Massachusetts man is accused of killing a woman in York, Maine on Friday. Jeffrey Buchannan, 33, was arrested after Rhonda Pattelena, 35, was found dead behind a rock on Short Sands Beach, Maine State Police said.
Both the suspect and the victim are from Bedford.READ MORE: Mass. To Receive Significantly Less Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Doses Next Week
State Police said calls began coming in around 4 p.m. for “a male assaulting a female behind a large rock on the beach.”READ MORE: Dorchester Grandmother Killed In Shooting While Sitting On Her Front Porch
Buchannan and Pattelena had a child together and were domestic partners, said police.
Buchannan was charged with murder and taken to York County Jail. There is no threat to the public.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
Maine State Police are investigating and expect to be at the scene throughout the weekend.