Body found in river near Penobscot Narrows Bridge

Posted Feb. 23, 2014, at 4:18 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 23, 2014, at 5:14 p.m.

PROSPECT, Maine — The body of a woman was found in the Penobscot River in the area of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge at around 7:15 a.m. Sunday, according to Lt. Brian McDonough of the Maine State Police.

Police had responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle on the bridge just before 4 a.m.

McDonough said police are treating the death as a suicide, though it will ultimately be up to a medical examiner to determine the cause of death.

No further details about the identity of the woman were available early Sunday afternoon.