FAIRFIELD — The body of a 62-year-old woman from Skowhegan whose car crashed into Martin Stream on Saturday night was found early this morning at the Shawmut Dam.

A dam operator found Cora Marley’s body about 7 a.m. at the dam, said Fairfield police Chief John Emery.

The dam is approximately 3.7 miles from where Martin Stream flows into the Kennebec River.

Marley’s body was removed by personnel from the Maine Warden Service, Maine State and Fairfield police and rescue departments, Emery said.

Her body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the chief said.

Chief Emery said searchers who combed the 20-foot-deep stream Saturday night, Sunday and Tuesday believed her body had likely floated into the Kennebec River.

Marley was driving from Waterville to Skowhegan when the single-car crash happened at 8:35 p.m. Saturday near the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences on the Good Will-Hinckley campus.

A couple from Canada traveling north behind Marley on U.S. Route 201 told police that Marley’s Pontiac Vibe was operating erratically before it launched off an embankment beside the small bridge and soared more than 60 feet over the stream, then struck an abutment on the opposite embankment and went into the water.

Beth Staples — 861-9252
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