The death of a Whitneyville man who was found inside his burned mobile home Saturday is being investigated as a homicide.
Wayne Foss, 48, was a commercial fisherman who lived with his wife and son in the mobile home that burned, although his family was not home at the time of the fire, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said in a news release Monday.
Around 2 a.m. Saturday, fire crews responded to a report of a residential fire on Middle Street. After local fire crews extinguished the flames, investigators from the Maine fire marshal’s office discovered human remains inside the home.
The Maine medical examiner’s staff conducted an autopsy Sunday, but further testing is necessary, McCausland said.
Based on information and evidence investigators have collected since Saturday, police are treating Foss’ death as a homicide. Maine State Police and the fire marshal’s office are continuing to investigate the incident.
State police say they do not have information to suggest that anyone else is in danger.
Anyone who had contact with Foss on Friday or Saturday is asked to contact the Maine State Police in Bangor at 973-3700.