A Saco man was found dead in the woods Thursday morning just days after he was involved in a high-speed chase with police.
Around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, two hunters approached a state trooper, who was parked near the Flag Pond Road overpass on the Maine Turnpike, and told him they had discovered the body of a man in the woods nearby, according to Katy England, spokeswoman for Maine State Police.
The body was identified as that of Herbert Winship, 48, of Saco.
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Just before midnight Saturday, an officer directed Winship to stop his motorcycle in the parking lot of VIP Tires and Service on Route 1 after allegedly observing a traffic violation. Winship failed to comply with the officer and traveled north on Route 1, England said.
He parked his motorcycle at Rinaldi Energy on Route 1 in Saco and fled the area on foot. A Scarborough police officer found the abandoned motorcycle and began to track Winship with a canine, but was unable to find him, England said.
The chief medical examiner in Augusta is expected to complete an autopsy Friday morning.