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Body of Dover-Foxcroft man discovered in front of his home

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — The body of a Steadman’s Landing Road resident was discovered on his front porch by a neighbor on New Year’s Day and had apparently been there for days, Dover-Foxcroft Police Chief Ryan Reardon said on Wednesday morning.

Reardon, who was in the process of notifying the deceased’s next of kin and would not release the man’s name, said a neighbor noticed the driveway had not been plowed and stopped by the property to check in. “He found the elderly gentleman frozen with the keys in the front door above his head,” the chief said. “He had been there for a few days.”

Reardon said the roof of the exposed front porch kept the snow off the body. He said the deceased was born in 1941, “so he was around 77.”

“There is nothing overly suspicious at this point,” Reardon said. He said the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta would be investigating to determine a cause of death.

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