Body found in Friendship may be that of escaped prisoner from Belfast

By Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff
Posted Sept. 23, 2012, at 1:29 p.m.

FRIENDSHIP, Maine — Police are investigating whether a body found at a residence in Friendship early Sunday was that of Brian Floyd, who escaped from Bolduc Correctional Facility in Warren on Friday night.

According to a press release from the Department of Corrections, authorities received information that Floyd was at a residence in Friendship and that no one else was there with him. Upon arrival at the residence, the body of a deceased man was found.

“Preliminary reports indicate that it was the escapee however a conclusive identification will take several days,” reads the press release. “The cause and manner of death will be determined by the medical examiner.”

Judy Plummer, public affairs coordinator for the Department of Corrections, said Sunday that the body was visually identified as Floyd, but that further testing is needed to determine that conclusively. However, she said Floyd’s next-of-kin were notified about the discovery of the body. She said officers from the Department of Corrections and Maine State Police found the body.

Plummer said she did not know the address of the residence in Friendship or how Floyd knew about it.

Floyd, 21, is from the Belfast area. He started his sentence with the Department of Corrections in June for theft by unauthorized taking. He was due to be released on May 22, 2015, with no probation.

Floyd escaped the low-security Bolduc Correctional Facility at about 10 p.m. Friday night.

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