Police continue investigation of suspicious death in China

Posted July 15, 2012, at 4:37 p.m.

CHINA, Maine — Police continued over the weekend to investigate the suspicious death Friday night of a man in China.

No details were released about how James Dodge, 38, was fatally injured at his 324 Hanson Road home and no charges had been filed by Sunday afternoon, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

“As we try to determine what happened inside that home, it’ll probably take another day of investigation,” he said.

Dodge died at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, where he had been taken by ambulance at about 9 p.m. Friday.

Although an autopsy had been scheduled to take place Sunday morning at the state medical examiner’s office in Augusta, efforts to reach personnel there were unsuccessful.

McCausland said that he had not heard the results of the autopsy.

On Saturday, he said that the police have a “pretty good idea” as to how Dodge died.

Police detectives interviewed three people who were at the home Friday night. All cooperated with officials, McCausland said.

Maine State Police Sergeant Jeffrey Love is supervising the investigation.

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