Woman found in Rockland identified

Posted Nov. 24, 2010, at 4:23 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — The woman found by the side of Thomason Meadow Road on Tuesday has been identified as Katrina Windred of Friendship, according to State Police Spokesperson Steve McCausland, but the results of an autopsy on a body are being withheld from the public at the request of the state Attorney General’s Office.

A man walking his dog Tuesday called police after he came upon the body of a woman lying by Thomason Meadow Road. Police said Tuesday that the autopsy would help them positively identify the body and cause of death.

Police said at the time that they believed the body to be that of 47-year-old Windred, who disappeared over the weekend under suspicious circumstances.

The body was found at about noon Tuesday on Thomason Meadow Road, located off Old County Road, near several quarries. Thomason Meadow Road was closed from about noon to 3:30 p.m. as police examined the body and recovered the body to send to the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta for the autopsy.

Windred was last seen Saturday and was reported missing Sunday by friends in Rockland whom she had been visiting.

Police consider her disappearance suspicious, but would not say why. A number of people, including family and friends, were questioned in connection with her disappearance.

“There were circumstances we can’t get into that police found disturbing,” McCausland said.

“As an investigator, you get a gut feeling,” Lt. Tim Carroll from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said at the scene Tuesday.

The case remains under investigation by Maine State Police, the Rockland Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

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