A Maine Forest Service helicopter found the body of Ryan Messer in the woods off Route 2 in Carmel on Thursday afternoon, according to Chief Deputy William Birch of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.
Messer, 25, was last seen at about 3:30 p.m. April 14 on Spruce Street in Hermon, according to Birch.
The forest service helicopter found Messer’s body shortly before 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Birch said. The sheriff’s office was conducting a ground search in the woods at the same time.
Messer’s body was transported to the medical examiner’s office to determine cause of death, Birch said.
Police had found Messer’s bicycle in a wooded area in Carmel off Route 2 on Tuesday.