Man’s Body that Washed Up on Sears Island ID’d as UMaine Student
Maine police are investigating after a man's body was found washed up on Sears Island in Searsport.
UPDATE: Officials have identified the man as missing University of Maine student, Chase Dmuchowsky. WGME-TV reports the man's body was found, abandoned, near the Penobscot Narrows Bridge in October.
A group of hikers reported finding the remains just after 9:00 Saturday morning, as they were walking on Sears Island. The Waldo County Sheriff's Office says the body could be recognized as a male, but appeared to have been in the water for quite some time.
The body was sent to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta for an autopsy and to be identified. The Waldo County Sheriff's Office told WLBZ-TV that the deceased appeared to be in his 20's.
This case remains under investigation.
We'll update this story when more details become available.