AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine State Police and police officers from Augusta and Hallowell are investigating the death of Paul Allen, 47, of Augusta, whose body was found on the outskirts of Hallowell around noon Sunday.
According to a press release from Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland, Allen’s body was found alongside outer Winthrop Street in Hallowell near the Manchester town line by state game wardens who had been searching for him since Saturday afternoon, when his pickup truck was found abandoned.
An autopsy will be performed on Allen’s body Monday at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta.
Game wardens began searching for Allen on Saturday afternoon after his 2000 Ford Ranger pickup was found parked along Town Farm Road in Hallowell about a mile from where his body was found.
Investigators say Allen last was seen at the Crystal Falls toy auction in Chelsea on Thursday night. They are asking for the public’s help. Anyone who may have seen him or his truck after that time should call state police at 624-7076. The pickup is dark green with an extended cab and a lifelike illustration of a coyote on the back window.
Detectives working out of the Augusta police station talked to Allen’s friends and family members in an attempt to retrace his whereabouts since Thursday night.