June 19, 2018
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Police say they don’t suspect foul play after finding man’s body in Skowhegan

By Alex Barber, BDN Staff

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A local man who went missing more than a week ago has been found dead but no foul play is suspected, Skowhegan police Deputy Chief Dale Lancaster said Monday.

Jeff Godin, 42, last was seen leaving Bloomfield’s Tavern at 1 a.m. Saturday, May 26, said Lancaster. He was reported missing on May 30.

“We found him in a ravine off of Bennett Avenue in Skowhegan,” said Lancaster. “We found him Saturday morning around 10:30.”

The Skowhegan Police and Fire departments, Maine State Police detectives and the Maine Warden Service assisted in the search.

Lancaster said Godin was found about seven-tenths of a mile from his home and appeared to have been headed there from the bar on May 26.

“We believe he was heading that way. We believe he passed away where we found him,” said Lancaster.

The state medical examiner’s office performed an autopsy on Monday.

“It is pending further studies and toxicology tests,” said Lancaster. “There is no indication of suspicious or foul play.”

Lancaster added that it would be three to four weeks before the medical examiner’s office would be able to release an official cause of death.

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