Reopening: Business Where Maine Woman Was Found Murdered to Resume Operations

WATERVILLE, Maine — Damon’s Beverage, the business in Waterville where a woman was found murdered last week, is set to reopen on Tuesday for the first time since the tragic discovery. After consulting with employees, Damon’s Beverage announced that they will reopen at 9 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. for at least this week.

The body of 52-year-old Angela Bragg was discovered by an employee of Damon’s Beverage on Jefferson Street early on the morning of Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023. Following an autopsy, officials determined her manner of death was “sharp force injury.” The murder suspect, 20-year-old Spridal Hubiak, who also worked at the beverage business, was apprehended in Flippin, Arkansas, after fleeing from police in a 2010 Ford Taurus. He was found sleeping in a parking lot just before 1 a.m. and was injured as the police tried to stop him using spike mats.

Extradition proceedings are expected this week to ultimately bring Hubiak back to Maine to face charges in relation to the murder. As Damon’s Beverage prepares to reopen, the community continues to grapple with the shocking events that unfolded at the business. The decision to resume operations comes as the city still mourns the loss of Angela Bragg, and residents await the next steps in the legal process for the suspect in her murder.

In summary, Damon’s Beverage, the business in Waterville, Maine, where the body of Angela Bragg was found murdered, will reopen this week after consulting with employees. The suspect, Spridal Hubiak, has been apprehended in Arkansas and extradition proceedings are underway to bring him back to Maine for trial. The community remains in a state of shock as they mourn the loss of Angela Bragg and await further developments in the case.