FAIRFIELD, Maine — State police and wardens have found what is believed to be a woman’s body on property owned by the in-laws of a Fairfield woman who has been missing since Aug. 30.
Investigators declined to identify the body, but it was found on property at 628 Norridgewock Road, where the missing woman, 34-year-old Valerie Tieman lived with her husband, Luc Tieman, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said late Tuesday afternoon.
The couple was living with Luc Tieman’s parents, who own the property, when Valerie Tieman disappeared, McCausland said.
Police began searching late Tuesday morning in a wooded area surrounding the house, according to McCausland. He would not say what led police to search the property, but he said the body was found 200 to 300 yards into the woods.
McCausland said the body was being taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Augusta for an autopsy and that the results are expected to be available Wednesday.
Valerie Tieman was last seen Aug. 30 at Wal-Mart in Skowhegan, McCausland said earlier this month. She was reported missing on Sept. 9 to Fairfield police by her parents, who live out of state, he said. State police joined the investigation on Sept. 13.
Luc Tieman previously told police that he had gone into Wal-Mart on Aug. 30 and that his wife was missing from the truck when he returned a short time later.
No one has been charged or arrested in connection with the death, McCausland said, adding that investigators are awaiting the autopsy results.
The Tieman family continues to cooperate with police, he said.