June 24, 2018
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Probe into suspicious death on Ohio Street continuing

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Police continue to investigate the suspicious death of a man found dead in his Ohio Street apartment more than a week ago, Detective Sgt. Paul Kenison of the Bangor Police Department said Tuesday morning.

Police found the body of Richard Jeskey, 53, in his apartment on June 13 and called the death suspicious.

“It’s in the works,” Kenison said of the investigation. “We had a meeting yesterday with the AG’s office, the ME and the crime lab” — a reference to the Maine Attorney General’s Office and the state medical examiner’s office.

A person police are not identifying called 911 at around 8:35 a.m. June 13 to request an ambulance at the Ledgewood 1 apartment complex at 682 Ohio St., and 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 last week.

An autopsy was conducted June 14 at the medical examiner’s office in Augusta. A representative from the office said Tuesday morning that the autopsy results are “pending further studies at this time.”

Whenever there is a suspicious death in Bangor, local police work with the Attorney General’s Office, medical examiner and other agencies to determine if it is a homicide and whether charges will be brought.

“We’re still in a holding pattern,” Kenison said of the investigation.

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