Police investigate death of 25-year-old Bangor man

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted April 07, 2010, at 8 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor police are investigating the death of a 25-year-old Union Street man who was found by his roommate Tuesday afternoon, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Wednesday.

“There is nothing suspicious at this time,” he said.

Because the death still is under investigation, the name of the man is not being released.

His body was taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Augusta on Tuesday night for an autopsy, which was conducted Wednesday.

The body showed no visible signs of injury, and the man did not have a serious medical condition, such as terminal cancer, Edwards said.

Outwardly, the man appeared healthy, he said, adding that the only suspicious thing about the death is his young age.

“There is nothing glaring,” Edwards said. “It may be a medical issue.”

As part of the investigation, the medical examiner’s office will conduct toxicology tests that can take months for results, but “there was nothing to indicate” drugs were involved, the sergeant said.

The man’s roommate called police at about 5:20 p.m. and rescue crews found him unresponsive, Edwards said.

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