Few clues about how Corinth teen found unconscious on Route 15 was injured, police say

Posted Sept. 09, 2013, at 2:36 p.m.
Christopher Killian
Courtesy of Killian family
Christopher Killian

CORINTH, Maine — State police are continuing to investigate how a 14-year-old boy ended up on Route 15 with a head injury in July.

Christopher Killian of Corinth was unconscious and bleeding from his head when a passing motorist found him on the road just before midnight on July 19 and called 911.

Killian was rushed to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. He has since been released, according to police.

“We haven’t made any more headway on [what happened] at all,” Maine State Police Trooper Investigator David Yankowski said last week. “We want to speak to him one more time.”

Yankowski said Killian has had trouble with his short-term memory.

“He only remembers one or two things and then blacks out on what happened [that night],” he said.

It’s been more than two weeks since police have received any calls about the case.

“We’ve followed up with everything we’ve heard, but nothing has come through for us,” said Yankowski. “We’re not sure what happened to him. At this point, we’re not ruling anything out. We’ll keep [the investigation] open for a little while longer. If nothing comes up, I don’t know if we’ll ever find out what happened to him unless he starts remembering something.”

“All we know is that he left a friend’s house to walk home at about 11:15 p.m. [and was found a short time later near the Countryside Restaurant],” Angie Ouellette, the teen’s mother said in July. “That’s all we know. We need to know more.”

A hit-and-run “is one of the scenarios that we’re looking at,” state police spokesman Stephen McCausland said in July. “There is a good possibility that the vehicle may not have known it hit the teen. At this point no motorist has come forward.”

Ouellette could not be reached for comment.

State police ask anyone with information about the incident to call 866-2121 or 800-432-7381.

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