AUGUSTA, Maine — Old Town resident Jeremy Dimmock, who went missing last week and whose body was discovered in the Penobscot River on Sunday, committed suicide and drowned, a spokeswoman for the state medical examiner’s office said Wednesday.
Dimmock, 24, who leaves behind a young daughter, went out for a smoke around noon on July 18 and never came back. His body was spotted by a mill employee around 9 a.m. Sunday in a dam near Old Town Fuel and Fiber and was positively identified at the scene by his family, Old Town police Sgt. Travis Roy said Tuesday.
His mother, Jackie Dimmock, of Bradford, and friend Lisa Allman-Smith appealed to the public for help finding Jeremy last week, and a number of people, including friends and co-workers, assisted relatives and officials with the search.
He worked at LaBree’s Bakery in Old Town.
His parents said they were still in shock on Sunday evening, but his father added that it is better to know.
“We have closure,” Greg Dimmock said.