Nov 22, 2010

Unidentified body found in Belmont

BELMONT - For the third time this month, deer hunters have found the remains of a body in the woods of Maine. The latest discovery was in Belmont on Saturday. State Police said the skeletal remains were found about a mile into the woods off the Back Belmont Road. A hunter discovered the remains in thick woods about 11 a.m. . The remains were recovered Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 20 and 21) by a team of Maine Game Wardens and State Police and transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta for positive identification.

State Police say they are looking at the possibility the remains may be that of a Belmont man, who has been missing since May of 2008. Charles Springer, 68, wandered away from his home on the Halls Corner Road and was the subject of several searches in the area. The body was found about 1.7 miles from Springer's house.

The two other bodies discovered this month by hunters are an unidentified man found in woods in Stacyville on Nove. 4, and the body of a Vassalboro man, missing since June, was found in woods near his home on Nov. 15.

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