Ryan Messer

The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office says a missing Hermon man's body was found in the woods in Carmel.

The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office received information on Tuesday that led them to Ryan Messer's bike in a wooded area off Route 2. The 25-year old has been missing since April 14th, and was last seen on Spruce Street in Hermon.

Just before 3:30 on Thursday afternoon, a Maine Forest Service helicopter located the body of Ryan Messer. A Warden Service K9 team was close by and able to respond quickly. Also assisting in the search was Maine Association of Search and Rescue (MASAR) and Maine Search and Rescue Dogs (MESARD).

Messer's body was been sent to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause of death. The case remains an active investigation.