A man who kidnapped a girl so that he could rescue her to look like a hero accidentally killed her, it's claimed.
Kyle Dube, 20, used a fake Facebook account to lure 15-year-old Nichole Cable out of her house in an attempt to stage her kidnapping.
He waited in woods wearing a ski mask and put her in the back of his father's pickup truck.
But Dube later discovered that she was dead, so he dumped her body and covered it with branches.
The horrific details were revealed in an affidavit read out to a court in Bangor, Maine, U.S., where Dube has been accused of kidnap and murder.
It was told that Nichole's body was found in a wooded area a week after she went missing.
Nichole had been reported missing on May 13 by her mother, who said she had left the night before to meet a friend at the end of the driveway but hadn't returned.
Police interviewed a friend of Nichole's named Bryan Butterfield, who said somebody had set up a fake Facebook account in his name and he suspected Dube.
Butterfield told detectives that Dube wanted to have sex with Nichole but that she had rejected his advances, the affidavit said.
Investigators determined that Nichole had frequent contact with the fake Butterfield on Facebook and that the person posing as Butterfield repeatedly requested to meet with her. She agreed to meet with him at the end of her road to get some marijuana the night she went missing, the affidavit said.
Police asked Facebook officials to produce records to identify the owner of the fake Butterfield account, which was traced to Dube and his parents' home in Orono.
When a detective interviewed Dube's girlfriend, Sarah Mersinger, she reported that Dube told her where he left Nichole's body.