China man died of stab wound, Maine medical examiner’s office says

Posted July 16, 2012, at 4 p.m.

CHINA, Maine — The state medical examiner’s office has ruled that a 38-year-old man died of a single stab wound to the chest.

James Dodge of China died Saturday after being taken from his home to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta by ambulance Friday night.

Police initially called Dodge’s death suspicious but didn’t release details. On Monday, Mark Belserene of the medical examiner’s office said Dodge’s death has been ruled a homicide.

Authorities say three other people who were in the house at the time are cooperating in the investigation.