Body of missing Old Town man found in Penobscot River

Posted July 22, 2011, at 10:12 p.m.
Last modified July 24, 2011, at 2:43 p.m.
Jeremy Dimmock, 24, of Old Town, had been missing since Monday, July 18, 2011.
Jeremy Dimmock, 24, of Old Town, had been missing since Monday, July 18, 2011.

BREAKING: Old Town police have confirmed the body of Jeremy Dimmock was found in the Penobscot River in Old Town on Sunday morning. More information will be posted as it becomes available. Visit bangordailynews.com for updates throughout the evening.

OLD TOWN, Maine — A search is under way for a local man who has not been seen or heard from since noon Monday.

Jeremy Dimmock, 24, an employee of LaBree’s Bakery in Old Town, was last seen when he left his Center Street apartment for a smoke, his mother, Jackie Dimmock, and friend Lisa Allman-Smith said Friday during an interview at the Bangor Daily News offices in Bangor.

“Search efforts quit at about 2 a.m. this morning,” Richard Bowie, Down East Emergency Medicine Institute’s director of operations, said Saturday after the search had resumed. “Family and LaBree’s employees are searching right now with local police.”

Around a dozen DEEMI personnel searched the area with six fellow employees and a dozen or more worried family members, he said.

“We have not found anything yet,” Bowie said.

Dimmock is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds, according to friends and family. He has brown hair and brown eyes and was wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and sneakers at the time of his disappearance.

When he left, he did not have his eyeglasses with him, which his mother said was unusual. Also troubling is that there has been no activity in his bank account this week.

The search party has scoured Old Town and nearby areas. Allman-Smith said LaBree’s contributed baked goods and fliers to the search effort.

They also have checked area hospitals, shelters, bus terminals and even jails, but so far have not found a trace of the missing 24-year-old.

The search intensified Friday evening when DEEMI searchers and a Volunteer K-9 Scent Specific Search and Recovery unit were called in to assist.

Also on Friday night, Jay MacDonald, LaBree’s operations manager, allowed several employees who worked the overnight shift with Dimmock to go check out some places he might have gone.

Though Jackie Dimmock and Allman-Smith said Jeremy had been experiencing some stress in recent weeks, they weren’t aware of any other significant problems he might be facing.

“He’s a good kid,” Jackie Dimmock said.

Anyone with information about Dimmock’s whereabouts is urged to call the Old Town Police Department at 827-3984.

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