State police take over Brewer death investigation

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted Aug. 13, 2012, at 8:23 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — The investigation into the death Sunday of a 55-year-old man who was staying with family at 446 North Main St. has been turned over to the Maine State Police, Brewer police Capt. Jason Moffitt said Monday.

No new information about the death was available on Monday. Telephone calls to the Maine Department of Public Safety in Augusta and to the state police Criminal Investigation Division in Bangor were not returned.

The man’s name and hometown have yet to be released.

The investigation began shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday, when Brewer police were called to the North Main Street apartment building where the man was staying to look into a report that the man was unresponsive and wasn’t breathing.

A state medical examiner and state police detectives were called to the scene late Sunday morning.

The man’s body was removed shortly before noon Sunday and taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Augusta for an autopsy. Autopsy results were not available late Monday afternoon.

Although Brewer police have not indicated whether they consider the man’s death to be suspicious, Antone said Sunday that if it were, detectives with the Maine State Police would take over the investigation.

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