BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)
- The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office continues to look for missing 15-year-old Nichole Cable
from the town of Glenburn, but one man says he has no connection to the case.
The name of the person on Facebook Nichole was communicating with was a Bryan Butterfield, whose Facebook
account has been taken down, but there is a real Bryan Butterfield who did know Nichole and was questioned by police
--but he is not a suspect.
He wants is for the backlash to stop.
Butterfield called media wanting to clear his name and explain it's not him.
He tells media me he knew Nichole from when they went to high school together-- and spoke maybe twice.
He had forgot about her until the Penobscot County Sheriff's office showed up at his door.
When the officer knocked on the door they asked if Nichole was in the house-- ironically Bryan's mother is also named Nichole.
Bryan went through questioning, handed over his phone and social media passwords and says he cooperated with police.
What Bryan says is that he knew this fake account existed and claims he went to police after the person started
contacting his friends and girlfriend.
According to Bryan-- both police and Facebook security did nothing to correct the situation.
Now both himself and his family are being questioned and scrutinized both on social media and in public.
And he says it could have been prevented.
We did speak with Sheriff Glenn Ross with the Penobscot Sheriff's office to confirm whether or not Bryan has been cleared.
Sheriff Ross said they had heard about the theory that a Bryan Butterfield was involved.
The Sheriff's department thoroughly investigated that and found he is not a suspect at this time.