Police don’t suspect foul play in death of man found in Bingham driveway

Posted Feb. 14, 2012, at 8:59 a.m.

BINGHAM, Maine — Police do not think the Massachusetts man found dead in the driveway of a local home over the weekend was a victim of foul play.

Police say 61-year-old Ernest Sayers of Haverhill, Mass., left a trail of blood on the snow, road and the ice before coming to rest in the driveway of a Bingham home early Sunday. He was not dressed appropriately for the weather, when temperatures hovered around zero.

A spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety says the agency is still awaiting autopsy results for the cause of death.

Sayers was in Bingham to visit his longtime girlfriend, Janice Gitschie.

Gitschie tells the Kennebec Journal that Sayers’ death does not make sense. He was found a short way from her home.