Officials investigating man’s death in Brewer

Local police are investigating the death of a 55-year-old man who was staying with family at 446 North Main St., according to Brewer Police Chief Perry Antone.
Local police are investigating the death of a 55-year-old man who was staying with family at 446 North Main St., according to Brewer Police Chief Perry Antone.
Posted Aug. 12, 2012, at 12:13 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 12, 2012, at 3:33 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — Local police are investigating the death of a 55-year-old man who was staying with family at 446 North Main St., according to Brewer Police Chief Perry Antone.

Police were called to the scene at 6:11 a.m. Sunday after receiving a report that the man was unresponsive and wasn’t breathing.

A state medical examiner and detectives with the Maine State Police were at scene late Sunday morning. The man’s body was removed shortly before noon and will be taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Augusta, where an autopsy will be performed.

Police had left the scene by 3 p.m. but still had not said whether they considered the man’s death to be suspicious. If it were, detectives with the Maine State Police would take over the investigation, Antone said Sunday morning.

Calls requesting information mid-afternoon Sunday were referred to Brewer police by the state police barracks in Orono.

The man’s name is not being released pending notification of other family members, Antone said.

Watch bangordailynews.com for updates.

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