SKOWHEGAN — A body was found Saturday morning in a backyard on Bennett Avenue, but police have not said whether it is that of a local man who has been missing for a week.

Jeff Godin, 42, was reported missing last Wednesday. An extensive air, ground and water search was launched by the Maine Warden Service and police Friday.

Godin was last seen at 1 a.m. May 26 at the South Side Tavern on Waterville Road. The site where the body was found is roughly halfway between Godin’s home and the bar.

A person who answered the phone at Godin’s mother’s house Saturday afternoon said she was not able to talk.

Several calls to Skowhegan police and the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office were not returned by press time. Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland said he had no information on the case.

Police and wardens Friday searched by air, water and ground for Godin, including both sides of the Kennebec River from Hinckley to Fairfield.

Friends said it was unlikely he’d leave his dog, Taz, for any length of time, and his mother said she normally heard from him regularly but hadn’t recently.

The Skowhegan Fire Department searched the Kennebec River from Skowhegan to Hinckley.

Fliers displaying Godin’s picture have been posted around town.

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