Police probing death of 17-year-old boy in Bath

Posted Feb. 21, 2012, at 4:55 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 21, 2012, at 6:19 p.m.

BATH, Maine — Bath police are investigating the case of a 17-year-old boy who was found dead Sunday morning by his girlfriend.

Bath Lt. Stan Cielinski said investigators are awaiting a cause of death determination from the state’s medical examiner, but that police do not suspect foul play. The name of the boy has not been released.

“It’s not normal for a 17-year-old with no medical conditions to die like this,” Cielinski said. “We’re trying to figure out what happened.”

Cielinski said the boy’s girlfriend called 911 at 9:07 a.m. Sunday and that police and rescue personnel found the 17-year-old deceased in his bed. The boy spent Saturday night with friends before returning home at 530 High St., which is his girlfriend’s apartment, and going to sleep. Cielinski said investigators are focused on what the boy was doing Saturday night.

Cielinski said the 17-year-old’s parents said he went to high schools in Bath and Lisbon, but that investigators suspect he hasn’t attended school recently.