Police tracking leads in Anson man’s death

Posted Nov. 10, 2009, at 7:32 p.m.

ANSON, Maine — New leads in the shooting death of a 60-year-old Anson man Oct. 31 continue to come in daily as Maine State Police detectives seek everyone who had contact with the victim in his final days.

Lt. Gary Wright of the Maine State Police Criminal Investigative Division said a team of detectives, led by Detective Jason Andrews, have been working the case every day in an effort to determine who killed Everett Cameron as he sat alone in his truck on a woods road off Town Farm Road.

“We’re receiving information almost every day,” said Wright. “Some of it we’ve already heard; some of it is new. A lot of it is being generated because we’re out there turning over rocks.”

According to information released after the shooting, Cameron spent the first part of Oct. 31 hunting. He returned home in the early afternoon and changed out of his hunting clothes. At some point, he drove his 1990 silver and maroon Chevrolet pickup truck to a woods road adjacent to his home and parked about 20 feet from the road. Cameron’s girlfriend found his body at about 4 p.m. that day.

Wright declined to discuss specifics about the investigation, other than to say that the scene around the shooting has been searched extensively and that numerous friends, family members and neighbors of Cameron’s have been interviewed. Detectives are seeking more people who may have had contact with him, especially on Oct. 31.

“We’d like anyone we haven’t talked to in the vicinity of Route 234 and the Town Farm Road to come forward and tell us what they may have seen,” said Wright.

Town Farm Road is located just off Route 234 in Anson, a community of about 2,600 located near Skowhegan in southern Somerset County.

Wright wouldn’t say whether this appears to be a targeted or random act. Asked whether the shooter poses a danger to the public, Wright urged caution but not panic.

“If we felt there was a public safety issue, we would express that,” said Wright. “People are always concerned in a situation like this and we understand that concern.”

Anyone with information about the shooting or Cameron’s whereabouts is asked to call the Maine State Police at 800-452-4664.

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