WATERVILLE, Maine — While the medical examiner works to determine the cause of death of a nonagenarian found deceased in his Brooklyn Avenue home in what police are calling a suspicious death, Maine State Police investigators continued to collect evidence at the scene and search for people who may know something about what happened to the man.
Aurele Fecteau, 92, was found deceased Friday afternoon by a relative and his wife who called Waterville Police, who in turn called state police to investigate.
“Detectives were there till midnight and are back there this morning processing the home, interviewing family, friends and neighbors, canvassing the neighborhood,” Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said Saturday morning. “The autopsy is probably underway and we may have more information before the end of the day about how he died.”
Police investigators want to talk to anyone who was in the area of Brooklyn Avenue and Vose Street over the last few days who saw anything unusual or that didn’t seem right.
“We want to talk to anyone who saw anything that looked out of the ordinary and we want to hear from neighbors,” McCausland said.
The longtime local resident, who retired from Scott Paper Co. in Winslow years ago, may have been dead for a day or two, Lt. Christopher Coleman, commander of the state police Major Crimes Unit North, said Friday.
The relative became concerned about Fecteau, who lived alone, after he hadn’t heard from him in several days and went to check on him at his home at 33 Brooklyn Ave. The home is in a residential neighborhood between Waterville’s high school and its football field.
The Major Crimes Unit’s evidence response team truck was parked in the home’s driveway Friday and returned Saturday to continue searching and collecting evidence, McCausland said.
McCausland said it would be Saturday afternoon before information about Fecteau’s autopsy might become available, “if I have anything.”