Stephen Marshall, 19, sought as “person of interest” in connection with shooting deaths of 2 registered sex offenders

Two registered sex offenders in Maine were shot to death in their own homes this morning, prompting the state to take down its online registry of offenders from the Internet.

The removal of the Maine Sex Offender Registry website is being called a precautionary measure, as officials are not sure if it was used by the assailant in the fatal shootings. It contains the photos, names and addresses of more than 2,200 registered sex offenders in the Pine Tree State.

Authorities identify the victims as Joseph L. Gray, 57, of Milo, and William Elliott, 24, of Corinth. Both were listed in the registry.

Police are now searching for a 19-year-old Canadian man, whose last address was in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Stephen A. Marshall, who has family in Houlton, Maine, is being called “a person of interest.”

A small white pickup truck possibly connected in the shootings was located in Bangor, but there was no sign of Marshall, who is described as white, 5-foot-10-inches tall, weighing 130 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

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