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Man found dead on Ohio Street identified; autopsy results still pending

Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Bangor police and Maine State Medical Examiner's Office personnel remove the body of a man from an apartment at Ledgewood I apartments complex on Ohio Street in Bangor on Monday, June 13, 2011.
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A man found dead under suspicious circumstances in his Ohio Street apartment earlier this week was identified by police Wednesday as Richard Jeskey, 53, but the investigation into his death is not complete.

“I don’t have anything to release at this point,” a representative from the state medical examiner’s office said Wednesday afternoon. “We have not been given the OK to give out anything” about Jeskey’s cause of death.

A person police are not identifying called 911 at around 8:35 a.m. Monday to request an ambulance at 682 Ohio St., the location of Ledgewood 1 apartment complex, but when rescue crews arrived they found Jeskey’s body.

Because of the nature of the death, the medical examiner was called, Lt. Tim Reid, who heads the Bangor Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, said Monday.

Bangor police and the medical examiner’s office are working with the Maine Attorney General’s Office on the case, Detective Sgt. Paul Kenison said Wednesday.

“We’re waiting for them to give us the OK to release anything,” he said.

Jeskey’s autopsy was conducted Tuesday at the medical examiner’s office in Augusta. His death is the second suspicious death reported in Bangor in just over a week. The first death, also that of a man, was reported on Fourth Street last Thursday, and the name of the deceased and cause of death are being withheld, Reid said.

Kenison said Wednesday that he still could not release any details about the death of the unnamed man, including his age and where he is from, because police are waiting for the OK from the Attorney General’s Office.

Sgt. Paul Edwards stressed Wednesday that Jeskey’s death is not related to the death on Fourth Street.

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