Charles Mace Credit: Image courtesy of Maine State Police

KITTERY, Maine — Nineteen-year-old Charles Mace was last seen alive on July 28, 1974, being forced into a car in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His body was discovered on Sept. 23, 1974, off Betty Welch Road in Kittery.

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The Mace case is the latest of unsolved homicide reminders from Maine state police, who are using death/disappearance anniversaries as opportunities to let the public know of cases that remain open, said public information officer Stephen McCausland.

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Anyone with information about Mace’s death is asked to contact Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit – South, 1 Game Farm Road in Gray, or call them at (800) 228-0857 or (207) 657-3030.

A tip line is also available at

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