No new information in Dittmeyer case

By Lisa Williams Ackley

Staff Writer

CONCORD, N.H. — The lead prosecutor in the murder of 20-year-old Krista Deann Dittmeyer of Bridgton said Tuesday that the case is “active and ongoing,” but that she could not say more.

Dittmeyer was murdered in April, 2011 and her body was found four days after she was reported missing.

Associate New Hampshire Attorney General Jane Young told The Bridgton News Feb. 14, “Other than to tell you the case remains active and is ongoing, I can’t provide you with further details.”

Three men from New Hampshire have been charged in connection with Dittmeyer’s death.

Dittmeyer’s body was found in a small snowmaking pond at the base of Mount Cranmore in North Conway, N.H. on April 27. Investigators said the three men charged may have lured her to an apartment in Ossipee, N.H. on April 22, so they could steal money and drugs from her. Dittmeyer was the single mother of a baby girl who is now nearing her second birthday.

Dittmeyer’s car was found idling in a parking lot several hundred yards from where her body was located, with her daughter Aliyah inside it in a child’s car seat, safe and unharmed.

Anthony Papile, 28, of Ossipee, has been charged with being the one who murdered Dittmeyer, allegedly striking her in the head three times with a rubber club and then binding her with duct tape before “suffocating and/or drowning her,” according to the formal criminal complaint filed against him in Ossipee District Court. Papile faces up to a maximum of life in prison, if convicted.

Two other men, 28-year-old Michael Petelis, of Ossipee, and 23-year-old Trevor Ferguson, of Tamworth, N.H. were arrested and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery. Petelis and Ferguson could each face up to a maximum of 15 years in prison, if convicted. Bail for both men has been set at $250,000 cash.

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