October 16, 2018
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Police find decomposed body near Portland river

Jake Bleiberg | BDN
Jake Bleiberg | BDN
A sign in front of the Portland Police Department can be seen on Friday in Portland.

PORTLAND, Maine — Local police recovered a partially decomposed human body from a copse of trees between the Stroudwater River and outer Congress Street on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The Portland Police Department received a report of a body around 1685 Congress St. and removed the corpse around 1:30 p.m., according to Lt. Robert Martin.

Police could not immediately determine the race, age or sex of the body, which is being sent the the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy, Martin said.

The death is being investigated but police do not know how the person died. They do not suspect foul play, he said.

The medical examiner’s office might release more information about the death as early as Wednesday, Martin said.


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