UPDATE: State and Thomaston Police, working with the Medical Examiner’s Office, recovered the remains of a badly decomposed body along Route 1 in Thomaston Wefbesday afternoon.

Maine State Police

UPDATE:

Detectives have a promising lead on who the person is and now will await work by the medical examiner to establish a positive ID as well as a cause of death.

It is likely the man’s body has been there for a number of months and he is not believed to be from Knox County.

State Police have not put the death in any category, other than it remains under investigation .


ORIGINAL STORY:

State Police are assisting the Thomaston Police Department Wednesday after the discovery of a body off Route 1.

The badly decomposed body, believed to be a man, was found in a wooded area behind Dunkin Donuts in Thomaston Wednesday morning by a workman who was in the area. The body was located a short distance in the woods from the parking lot, near the Rockland city line, according to police.

A team of detectives will assist the police department with the removal of the remains, which will be taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta for examination and identification.

Police are now reviewing missing persons reports to assist them in the identification process.