2012-01-04 / Front Page

Police report body ID progress

BY BETH BROGAN Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick police today said they have tentatively identified the body of a man discovered 13 days ago as a local resident in his late 70s last seen in late October.

Deputy Chief Marc Hagan said this morning that after receiving a tip, detectives interviewed several local residents who were able to provide enough details that police believe they’ve identified the man found Dec. 22 along railroad tracks on Bath Road.

Police await confirmation of his identity through DNA testing conducted by the State Medical Examiner’s Office.

In the meantime, detectives continue to try to locate the man’s family members, who do not live in the area, according to Hagan.

Brunswick police responded just after noon Dec. 22 to an area near Merrymeeting Plaza, where a man reported finding the body near a small campsite along the tracks.

Police found no identification, and initially estimated that the man was in his 40s, but later revised that, saying he was likely 50 to 65 years old.

He was described as approximately 5 feet, 7 inches tall, 160 pounds, with “saltand pepper type dark hair” and a light beard and mustache.

Last week, appealing to the public for help identifying the body, police said they also found a urinary catheter strapped to his leg.

Hagan said previously that the death does not appear suspicious. Investigators have not released the cause of death.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity can call Detective Sgt. Martin Rinaldi at (207) 725-6623, extension 162.


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