Work continues to ID Stacyville body

Posted Nov. 30, 2010, at 8:06 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 7:25 a.m.
This hat was among the clothing found on a body discovered in Stacyville earlier this month. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MAINE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY)
Maine Dept. of Public Safety | Maine Dept. of Public Safety
This hat was among the clothing found on a body discovered in Stacyville earlier this month. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MAINE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY)

STACYVILLE, Maine — Information passed on to the public has shed some light on the case, but state police still have not identified the body of a man found in Stacyville last month.

Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety, said Tuesday evening that police have received a couple of leads in the case from police departments across New England. Investigators are following up on those leads, but have nothing solid at this point to identify the man.

The badly decomposed body of the man, believed to have been in his 50s and about 5 feet 9 inches tall, was found by deer hunters on Nov. 4 in the woods off Route 11. The man weighed about 150 pounds, according to police.

Officials from the state medical examiner’s office said there are no signs of foul play and estimate the man may have died sometime in early September.

On Nov. 16, police released more information about the clothing found on the body. McCausland said that the man was wearing a blue-and-white knit cap with the name “Chris” knit into the design in all capital letters. Police released a photo of the cap to the public.

He also was wearing a blue-and-white plaid, button-down, long-sleeve shirt. The shirt was a Vineyard Vines whale shirt from a clothing company based in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. He also was wearing St. John’s Bay khaki pants that had a 33-inch waist and a 30-inch inseam, along with a St. John’s Bay dark-brown canvas jacket, size medium.

He had white New Balance sneakers on his feet, which were model 811, size 10EE, according to police.

Also with the body was a black High Sierra briefcase containing three empty juice and water bottles, two spray cans of the insect repellent OFF and a size medium, brown sweater.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to call Maine State Police in Houlton at 532-5400.

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