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  • Anonymous

    Now that’s breaking news!

  • Anonymous

    Gunshots this time of year …?
    Might have been hunters.
    Hope no one shot their own foot.

    • Anonymous

      I guess that last sentence was supposed to be funny.

    • Anonymous

      not without a “toe” permit.

      • jerrymyx

        OMG the comedians on here today…..lol ya gotta love BDN FREE entertainment!!! lota laffs!!

  • Guest

    I can say for sure there is not hunting involved in this… This is very sad

  • Anonymous

    Its way more then what they are reporting!

    • Anonymous

      then what’s going on?

    • Anonymous

      they are getting ready to brief the media

    • Anonymous

      That much has already been stated in the article.

      • Anonymous

        When this article was first written, it was about 4 lines long, and stated only that shots had been fired. The previous comments were made BEFORE the article is what it is now.

        • dee

          i knew when the mentioned major crimes was being brought in i knew it was a murder. the economy is so bad people are getting very desperate

          • Anonymous

            That may be, BUT lastofthelitter was responding to someone other than you in their comment. The person they were responding to made their comment when the article was only 4 lines long, reporting shots fired.

          • jerrymyx

            GETTING!

  • Anonymous

    then what is it????

  • dee

    sounds like maybe a murder

  • Geoffrey Miller

    Good grief. If we were to report every stinkin’ gunshot where I live, the police would NEVER leave!

    • Anonymous

      seriously?? where do you live?? You know it is abnormal to hear gun shots out side of hunting season , right??

      • Anonymous

        Um, have you ever heard of recreational target practice?

      • Anonymous

        I live in rural York County and can often hear automatic and semi-automatic gunfire after dark and outside of hunting season. A couple years ago my neighbors were fighting loudly and there was an earth shattering bang, followed by silence. I called police and after investigation they called to tell me there was nothing to be concerned about because my neighbor had just been firing his cannon. Seriously.

  • Anonymous

    There is more murder and mayhem and drugs in the boonies than portland wtf I thought country folk were suppose to be nice and mellow ??!!! This is crazy. Is this the new normal??

    • Anonymous

      Rural folks, unfortunately, are just as at risk for substance abuse due to the economic stressors of poverty in these areas. I know people get upset when everyone jumps to conclusions, but we’ve seen the trends in our state lately, and these suspicious deaths have all seemed to have a connection to illegal activity.

  • Anonymous

    Way too many deaths in Maine lately…….drugs and no respect for life seem to be big factors.

    • Anonymous

      You hit the nail on the head with that Joe…….great comment

    • Anonymous

      All that could be true. There is so many factors when it comes to death. The blame band wagon is on the prowl. Could have been carbon monoxide poisoning as well, that time of year.

      • Henderson bobby

        Why would they say home owners do not need to take extra safety precautions ? Seems like if it was carbon monoxide they would encourage people to make safety checks on thier homes .

        • Anonymous

          Because the autopsies haven’t been done yet to determine the cause of their deaths.

        • Anonymous

          Well that sounded to me that it was safe to be in that neighborhood, meaning there was no worry that anyone else was in danger of maybe being killed by someone. Not sure what to think about all of it. But it is the time of year that people are going to get sick or die of carbon monoxide poisoning.

      • Anonymous

        Maybe an Affair?

        • Anonymous

          In todays world thats almost as lethal as carbon monoxide poisoning.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, and don’t forget MONEY… “Maine, Open for Business”….

    • Anonymous

      Assuming that drugs were involved – once again assumptions before a cause of death is released…

  • Rocky4

    WHAT IS GOING ON???? Is is my imagination or fact? There seems to be an
    aweful lot of assaults, homicide, mayhem, and “PENDING FURTHER INVESTIGATION” going on the last few months. People shot to death in the
    front yard, several dead in the house, two this week found dead in their vehicles.
    One in the road one in the parking lot. 3 in a plane crash that we may never
    hear another thing about. Even the street people are killing each other. Saco motel
    murder this week. And a lot of this stuff seems to be so “secret”. WTF?
    Afterall, we should know SOMETHING about the guy shot in the dooryard last
    week. Home invasions, Rite-Aide robberies once a week. Geezus, buy ammo….in bulk.

    • Anonymous

      When there’s nothing for people to do, like work, this always happens.
      The problem began many years back, when this government decided to sell worthless bonds to China, out of greed. It started when big power players convinced the government to let them leave this country for cheap labor (and crap products) and no import fees.
      It amazes me that people think this same government is going to create jobs, no folks this is the New World Order….and yet the president continues to have worthless money printed, people continue to vote in bonds, people continue to make welfare a career choice. Thats not a mistake, the government has helped promote it.
      I would suggest people vote out the federal government, vote out the IRS, dump most of the politicans, get rid of medical insurances, make health care affordable, (if everyone else can learn to live on less, so can the people in the medical business) and start from scratch. I would also suggest people better find something their good at and start making it and selling it, better start learning to grow and preserve food. When people are that busy, they don’t have time to get in trouble. Just my observation in the last 60 years.

      • Rocky4

        About the same observations here in my 67 years. Especially the part
        about the fools that keep approving “bond measures” like the folks in Maine just did. Just plain foolish. But this crime rate seems to be spiralling
        out of control. Scary.

      • Anonymous

        And what does this have to do with 3 people found dead in Alton Me. You don’t even know what the cause of death is yet…or anything about them for that matter.—-your rantings are pointless in this article.

    • The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

      • Anonymous

        lol my point exactly.

        • The murders (if this is what this is) and robberies are as always disturbing, though the numbers don’t lie. Violent crime in Maine is perennially near the very bottom in the nation (edit – that is per capita). Though don’t tell Chicken Little and Henny Penny, they’re having a great time clucking.

          • Anonymous

            agreed But it does seem like a awful lot of tragic deaths have been highlighted in the BDN lately — fires etc…I wonder if this is yet another heat related incident …like CO poisoning …..

          • There is an old journalistic saying, “If it bleeds it leads.” Bad news will always make the front page; the worse it is, the better for circulation.

    • jerrymyx

      you could read Dr. Phil”s new book, ” Life Codes”…. might give you insight to how life and people have changed, and my friend NOT for the BETTER. The book, tells a person how to recognize and deal with the changes!!! The World Order it is, and thinning the herd is moving right along; and ya ain”t seen nothing yet, give it time.. People might want to MOVE to the WOODS!!!!!

      • Rocky4

        Thanks, I’m already in the woods and I agree, it is not getting better.
        I’m a lot closer to the end than the beginning, so it probably won’t
        matter anyway.

  • Anonymous

    well…. on the radio, they said they were called initially for gunshot fire….if this is in fact the case, unless it is murder, murder, suicide, I am thinking it may pose a threat to the public. The day is coming, we cannot keep going on like this. I know they do a good job catching drug dealers, murderers, child molesters, burglars and so on, but they need to either keep them in jail or an asylum whichever is appropriate for a very long time and the one that actually “thinks” they are ready to go, should be held accountable for their actions afterwards. These judges would stop being so lenient if they ended up in jail for letting the other ones walk so freely. My heart goes out to the families of the three.

    • Anonymous

      I guess you missed the part where Coleman “said that nothing that happened at the scene should prompt residents to take greater than normal safety precautions.”

      • Anonymous

        I would be worried if there was a killer on the loose but the police said not to worry. I guess assumptions can be made from that.

    • Anonymous

      There just isn’t enough space or funding to put every “nut job” away. Do you realize how much it costs the tax payers to house just one inmate per day -$124.00! Here is the BDN link that was from June of this year – http://bangordailynews.com/2012/06/15/news/state/less-restriction-equals-less-violence-at-maine-state-prison/

    • Anonymous

      are there a lot of murdererss “getting off”and being let out of jail? NOPE! Domestic violence?

      • Anonymous

        what about the baby killer from last week? what about the guy in Bradford? Don’t tell me it doesn’t happen. It does, if they appeal it, they get out till thier next court date.

        • Guest

          If you are living in such fear you should find some help to cope with your feelings. It’s not healthy living in the fear you obviously are living with.

          • Anonymous

            No fear at all here. Don’t you have parents, grandparents, kids…?? I know I can protect myself, but a lot of them can’t. Why don’t you stop being so selfish.

  • Anonymous

    Carbon Monoxide poisoning maybe?

  • Anonymous

    This in my mind is the effect of a weak economy…options are few for a lot of folks. In our hallowed glory years, there was near full employment of good paying work. That just ain’t the case anymore for too many people and I think people are pretty desperate in rural Maine. Kids I coached in peewee basketball are major criminals.

    I took a 20 mile ride around my neighborhood and I bet 1/3 of the houses in that ride were unoccupied and growing weeds. That’s a lot of displaced people.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah…..weak economies kill……it’s clearly never the actions of some nut job who kills people…it’s the economy.

    • Anonymous

      here is a link to some crime statistics for Maine. when you look at the numbers of crimes and factor in gains in population, the rate for most crime- especially violent crime, has been higher in the past.

      the one crime that does seem to be increasing out of proportion to the population is rape. maybe we should be talking about that instead of alleged glory days.

      http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/mecrime.htm

  • Anonymous

    Drugs may not be the trigger in this case. Regardless sometimes I have to check the header to make sure this is Bangor and not Detroit

  • Many of the people who write comments on these pages scare me more than gunshots in the night.

    The humble Farmer

    • Anonymous

      You rock humble!

    • Guest

      Most are closet vigilantes at heart…..

      • Anonymous

        Closet Vigilantes that would never dare to do anything offline.

    • Anonymous

      hahaha very well stated and duly noted Farmer and I am assuming you include yourself in that statement.

  • Anonymous

    The last murder in the city of Boston including the inner city areas was a month ago. How many is this in rural Maine, 5? 6? in a month

    • Anonymous

      Not quite…

      Man shot to death in Brighton – 11/19/12 – 5:47 pm

  • Lozzerme

    Do not jump to conclusions until you have the facts! Families are grieving!

  • Anonymous

    sounds like a domestic -murder of ex and new boyfriend and suicide.. the state is noted for them

    • Anonymous

      every place is noted for domestic violence .

  • Anonymous

    Yet we have people today that want to ban abortion. Give them out like hot cakes and you just solved welfare and crime. Giving them out would save sooo much more then they would cost.

  • Anonymous

    This is a sad state of affairs and I’m afraid it is only going too get worst.

  • Anonymous

    I’m surprised the murderer(s) did not burn the place down.

    • PabMainer

      The “murderer” could probably/most likely be one of the three dead people……

      • Anonymous

        You’re right! Maine is getting to be as bad as NYC with all the murders, pharmacy thefts, drug use, etc. I wonder if these bad habits have anything to do with unemployment.

        • Anonymous

          Haven’t heard that opinion around here before.

        • jerrymyx

          YA THINK???

        • Frankie

          Actually, I think the unemployment cause everyone is ranting about is completely false. There are many reasons for crimes like these to happen, but I think when the story comes out, you’ll find that unemployment had nothing to do with it. Did you just refer to murder as a habit, by the way?

          • Try the 10 step program today! :D

          • Anonymous

            It’s not a habit, it’s a problem.

  • Samuel Norton

    ” The three people found dead Monday in a house in Alton were identified
    Tuesday morning by the Maine State Police as Scott J. Reed, 43, his
    wife, Danielle Reed, 39, of Alton and Daniel Young, 41, of Bradley.”

    “Police aren’t releasing the identities of the deceased, citing the need to notify next of kin.”

    re-write the article see me after journalism class

    • jerrymyx

      EXCELLENT observation!!!! you tell em!!!

    • Anonymous

      STFU! The BDN is trying to get updates out there as soon as possible. They aren’t using a microscope to edit as they do it. If you don’t like it, go get your updates someplace else. You people are annoying.

  • Samuel Norton

    sounds to me like murder suicide + 1. I’m a qualified pilot and have been flying for 300+ hours I could tell you what happened

  • Anonymous

    Oh dear! God Bless the victims and their families and friends. What a tragedy. It is scary how much violence seems to be cropping up and is being accepted as normal. It really worries me.

  • The usual excellent (not) editing at the BDN, Paragraph 1 identifies the deceadents. Paragraph 3: “Police aren’t releasing the identities of the deceased, citing the need to notify next of kin.” Whatevs.

  • Anonymous

    first of all, notice the tape stating “CRIME SCENE”, so I guess you may be able to rule out CO2 poisining!

    • Treating a scene where 3 are dead as a crime scene is normal procedure, even if evidence of foul play isn’t readily available.

      It would be nice however, if some clue as to the COD were given.

    • Ben Hutchins

      That’s just what the tape says. It’s not as though they have another roll of tape in the car that says WE’RE NOT QUITE SURE WHAT’S GONE ON HERE YET DO NOT CROSS.

  • Anonymous

    This is very sad. Hope the best for families of all involved.

  • Bill Cat

    Who’s house?

  • Boy its so easy to judge and assume before you know all the facts. 3 Separate Families are involved that just heard about this (I am one of them). How sad that many of you have no respect or empathy and no clue as to the truth. It’s tragic all the way around. I will say there were no drugs involved and it was domestic. So please if your going to say something give respect to the families that are in extreme pain right now that also have a lot of questions that will never be answered

    • Anonymous

      Sorry for your loss.

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately, Leisa, this is not a place to find respect or empathy. I would suggest foregoing the comments section, as you will find little of value here. Condolences to you and your family.

    • Guest

      I am sorry you have been touched by this tragedy. And I am sorry you have read some of the horrible words people feel so emboldened to say here.

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