In the early morning hours of November 11, 1976, a passing motorist noticed that a house on Route 117 in South Bridgton was engulfed in flames. The house was destroyed and inside investigators discovered the body of 91-year-old Raoul Schwartz. 

Raoul lived alone in the home.

Maine State Police and Fire Marshall's investigators determined the blaze was intentionally set and Raoul’s death was ruled a homicide.

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On the 40th anniversary of his death, police are reminder Mainers the case is still open.

Find A Grave

If you have any information about this case, please contact:

Maine State Police
Major Crimes Unit-South
One Game Farm Rd
Gray, ME. 04039

You can also 1-800-228-0857 or (207)657-3030.

You may also report information about this crime using the Maine State Police "Leave a Tip" form.