1)   According to Cormier's phone bill (which I have) he accepted a collect call at his residence from Pollard at 8:44 a.m.  This was a little more than four hours after Cormier and Pollard murdered Mike.
2)   Acording to Fire Chief Norman Herrin, Hancock County Sheriff Elmer Alto and Fire Inspector Wilbur Ricker Pollard’s tracks were followed and they led to the main highway where Pollard was picked up at approximately 4:00 a.m. Pollard and Cormier between 4:00 a.m. and 8:44 a.m. visited Percy Sargent's mother's home and told the mother and sister that the police would find Mike's body in a fire in Dedham. They then staged the call at 8:44 a.m.
13)   Percy was bailed on February 21, 1981. Cormier and Pollard picked Percy up at the jail that day and took him to Cormier’s home where Percy and Pollard hid in the woods. In one of Det. Shuman’s 1984 interviews with police informant David Harriman, David told Shuman that he bailed Percy because he had tried to kill him one time and he was scared of him.
14)   Percy Sargent and Paul Pollard hid in the woods behind Cormier’s home after Lt. Bryce called Cormier’s home asking who was at his home. Pollard in his February 12, 1981 statement also told this to Shuman. Why did Bryce want to know the whereabouts of people in Cormier’s home? And why were Percy and Paul Pollard hiding in the woods? Richard Sargent, Roger Johnson, and William Meyers were not hiding in the woods
17)   In Richard Sargent’s November 2, 1988 letter he wrote: “What was said that day in the motel (Cormier did the talking) was that Cochran was taken care of and he wouldn’t be doing any talking. I told them that I didn’t want anything to do with murder.”
19)   The arson was not reported in the Bangor Daily News until Feb. 25, the day after Cormier and Percy Sargent arrived at the murder scene.

Fire Marshal Ricker said after he and MSP Cpl. Jamison found Mike, Jamison took his vehicle and went to Fire Chief Herrin’s residence to call the authorities. They didn’t want to use their radios because they didn’t want the news media on the scene at that time.

Ricker said he told Det. Shuman about Percy Sargent and Cormier arriving at the murder scene and that “they need be looked at.”

February 12, 1985 statement, typed up in Shuman’s version of what he says Pollard told him. Shuman wrote that Richard Sargent and  Lionel Cormier arrived at the murder scene, regardless of Ricker telling Shuman that it was Lionel Cormier and Percy Sargent. But neither man was ever questioned.
21)   Percy Sargent told his brother Richard in their April 1986 recorded conversation that Mike had been found when they fled the state.
22)   In Pollard’s March 3, 1981 statement Shuman wrote that “He [Pollard] did not know whether Cochran was the one that set the fire and left.
23)   The public health laboratory report states: “Cocaine and nicotine were detected in the urine (no cocaine level was reported). The blood contained an alcohol level of .01 gms/100 ml.”