Ellsworth police Officer Amie Torrey walks around a house on Bayside Road  where a woman's body was found Tuesday, March 16. The death of the woman, whose identity has not been released, is being investigated by the Ellsworth and Maine State Police departments. Credit: Bill Trotter / BDN

Police are investigating the death of a person found Tuesday morning at a home on Route 230.

Ellsworth police were contacted Tuesday to conduct a well-being check at the home, located near the intersection of Spindle Road, where they discovered the body of a 64-year-old woman, according to a report by WABI. The part of the state route where the house is located is known locally as Bayside Road.

Glenn Moshier, Ellsworth’s city manager and police chief, told the television station that local officers came across “some circumstances” at the property that led them to call the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit to help in the investigation, WABI reported.

Additional details about the situation were unavailable Tuesday. Attempts Tuesday afternoon to contact Moshier were unsuccessful, and a dispatcher with the Ellsworth Police Department directed media inquiries to state police.

Maine State Police issued a short statement Tuesday afternoon, saying that investigators plan to conduct an autopsy on the woman on Wednesday, March 17, at the state medical examiner’s office in Augusta, in part to determine how she died.

Bill Trotter

A news reporter in coastal Maine for more than 20 years, Bill Trotter writes about how the Atlantic Ocean and the state's iconic coastline help to shape the lives of coastal Maine residents and visitors....