STACYVILLE, Maine — The body was found in the woods in Stacyville, exactly two months ago, badly decomposed, wearing a blue and white ski hat with the name “Chris” knit into the design.
Even though the case remains active, the few clues left in the woods where the body was discovered are virtually all that investigators have to help them identify the man.
Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety, said Monday that police have no new leads in the case. Late last month investigators received a couple of leads from police departments across New England, but none has helped to identify the man.
The body of the man — believed to have been in his 50s, about 5 feet 9 inches and weighing about 150 pounds — was found by deer hunters on Nov. 4 in the woods off Route 11.
Officials from the state medical examiner’s office said there are no signs of foul play and estimate the man may have died in early September.
On Nov. 16, police released a photo of the ski hat and more information about the clothing found on the body, indicating that the man had been 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 found 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 brown sweater, size medium.
Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to call Maine State Police in Houlton at 532-5400.