Press Release - Murder Arrest

4/3/2013 - Portland Police Department
109 Middle Street
Portland, Maine 04101
www.police.portlandmaine.gov
CONTACT: Lt. Scott Pelletier, phone (207) 874-8604
Scottp@portlandmaine.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2013
Murder Arrest

Nineteen-year-old Anthony Pratt of Far Rockaway, New York has been arrested for the murder of 29-year-old Margarita Fisenko Scott. Pratt was taken into custody April 2nd in Queens, New York following questioning by Portland Police Detectives. Detectives with the New York City Police Department, Major Case Squad assisted.

Fisenko Scott’s body was discovered on January 17, 2013, in an SUV parked at Motel 6 in Portland. It is believed she was murdered in the first floor apartment at 266 West Concord Street in November 2012. Her body was dumped in the car and abandoned at the motel. The cause of death was a single gunshot wound.

Pratt and Fisenko Scott were dating at the time of her murder. Although she was married, Fisenko Scott and her husband were estranged.

Pratt is being held in New York pending extradition proceedings.