Dam worker finds body of Skowhegan woman, 62, who drove off bridge

Posted May 17, 2012, at 12:21 p.m.

FAIRFIELD, Maine — The body of a Skowhegan woman whose vehicle plunged into Martin Stream on Saturday was found early Thursday at Shawmut Dam along the Kennebec River.

A dam operator located the body of Cora Marley, 62, around 7 a.m. Thursday, Fairfield Police Chief John Emery said.

The operator discovered Marley’s body while doing a routine dam inspection after arriving at work, according to Emery. The dam is about four miles from where Martin Stream flows into the Kennebec River.

Emery said Fairfield police, the Maine Warden Service and State Police removed Marley’s body from the river and transported it to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

Marley was heading from Waterville to Skowhegan on Route 201 Saturday when she lost control of her Pontiac Vibe and plunged into the stream.

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