Maine State Police continue to investigate Bradford death

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted Nov. 14, 2011, at 10:16 p.m.

BRADFORD, Maine — Family members of Hudson resident David Trask, a general contractor who was found dead near his pickup truck on Bear Road on Saturday afternoon, still are awaiting news about how he died.

“It’s hard to deal with,” Ruth Trask, his wife of 52 years, said Monday. “He was an amazing man. He was a wonderful husband and the best father and grandfather there ever was.”

Maine State Police are investigating the death of Trask, whose body was found around 2 p.m. Saturday near land he owned, Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. said Sunday.

Trask, 71, was the owner of David P. Trask & Son Inc. of Hudson. How he died has not been released by state police or the state medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy was conducted at the medical examiner’s office in Augusta and results are “going to be withheld probably until sometime tomorrow,” Mark Belserene, administrator of the state medical examiner’s office, said Monday.

McCausland said Monday there are “No new developments on this. We continue to investigate the circumstances of his death.

“At this point we have not put the death in any classification,” he said when asked if the death was considered suspicious.

Ruth Trask said her husband worked all over the state building salt and sand sheds, fire stations and other buildings.

“He loved work,” she said. “He loved all the guys who worked with him and his son was the foreman” for the family-run general contracting business that employed half a dozen.

“They are really not telling me anything,” Ruth Trask said of investigators. “They told me that they would let me know.”

 

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