Manchester remains may be man from Virginia, state police say

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, at 5:42 p.m.

MANCHESTER, Maine — The skeletal remains found Saturday by hunters have been tentatively identified, according to the Maine State Police.

A Virginia driver’s license was found with the remains, according to a press release issued Monday by Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

State police did not release the name on the license.

Authorities in Maine have asked Virginia police to attempt to locate relatives, McCausland said.

“There is no indication of foul play,” he said Sunday. “Once relatives have been notified, state police detectives will attempt to retrace his footsteps and determine why he was in Maine.”

The body was about 200 yards off Puddledock Road, McCausland said. It most likely had been there for more than a year.

A hunter stumbled upon the remains, according to a previously published report.

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