Maine State Police are investigating a homicide in Lincolnville and have arrested a suspect.

Who Are the Deceased and Suspect?

Matthew Pendleton, 47, of Lincolnville is charged with murder for the death of Kevin Curit, 47, also of Lincolnville.

What Are the Details of the Investigation?

The investigation began when the Waldo County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call just after 9:30 Friday morning. The caller told them there was an unresponsive male at 54 Thorndike Road in Lincolnville. Deputies responded and found Curit deceased. Detectives and Evidence Technicians worked overnight processing the scene.

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Curit's body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta Saturday morning, where an autopsy was conducted. As a result of that examination, officials determined it was a homicide. The cause of his death has been withheld, at the request of the Maine Attorney General's Office.

When Was the Suspect Arrested?

On Saturday evening, State Police Detectives arrested Pendleton and charged him with murder. He was transported to the Waldo County Jail and is being held without bail.

We'll update this story as more details become available. 

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