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Police identify woman found dead at riverfront shack

Sgt. Tim Falvey of the Boston and Maine Railroad Police exits the riverfront area under the Veterans Remembrance Bridge in Bangor on Monday, August 10, 2009. A woman's body was found inside a shack located between the Penobscot River and the nearby railroad tracks on Sunday morning. Investigators have since labeled the death as suspicious. (Bangor Daily News/Kate Collins)
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Police identified the woman found dead on Sunday morning at a makeshift shack down by the river as 19-year-old Holly Boutilier, of Old Town.

Investigating officers ruled the death a homicide on Monday and police could be seen scouring the area around the shack, which is located behind the Fireside Inn on Dutton Street and is known to be used by area homeless.

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for her death.

“Holly was last seen walking downtown by the waterfront on Saturday, Aug. 8, around noontime,” Bangor Police Lt. Tim Reid said. “At that time, Holly was wearing a pink bikini top and gray sweatpants.”

Anyone who noticed a teenager matching that description is asked to call the Bangor Police Department’s criminal investigation division at 947-7384 or they can leave a message on the tipline, which can be reached at extension 95811.

Police are not releasing a cause of death, citing the ongoing investigation.

Boutilier’s body was removed from the shack at about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday by employees from an area funeral home.

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