Cause of Presque Isle man’s death still being studied

Posted Aug. 22, 2011, at 3:50 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 22, 2011, at 10:35 p.m.
Charlie Flint
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Charlie Flint

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Officials from the state medical examiner’s office said Monday they will need more information to determine what caused the death of a 58-year-old Presque Isle man whose body was found last Friday after a more than week long search.

The cause of death of Charlie Flint has been withheld pending further study, an official from the medical examiner’s office said late Monday afternoon. Additional studies will be conducted before a determination on the cause of death is made.

Flint was last was seen on Aug. 9 in Washburn. His body was found on Aug. 19 along a skidder trail off a logging road in Ashland. Flint liked to frequent the woods, and his body was discovered by a logger.

Flint’s dog, a Pomeranian named Rocky, was found alive in Flint’s Jeep.

The Presque Isle Police Department alerted people to Flint’s disappearance, saying he was considered to be in peril because of a heart condition and it was out of character for him to go so long without contacting anyone. He left home without his medication or cellphone.

Police believe Flint drove off the logging road and onto a skidder trail and got stuck. His body was found beside the vehicle.

Police said they were not immediately sure how Flint died, but they did not consider it suspicious. Since it was an unattended death, a routine autopsy was performed.

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