SKOWHEGAN — Police on Monday confirmed that human remains found Saturday were that of 42-year-old Jeff Godin of Skowhegan, and said there was no evidence of foul play.

Godin, a self-employed handyman, was reported missing by his mother on Wednesday. He last spoke to her about 10:30 p.m. May 25, police said. He was last seen by friends in the early hours of May 26.

Deputy Police Chief Dale Lancaster said an autopsy was performed Monday by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, but results are pending until testing is complete.

Lancaster said Skowhegan police officers, along with game wardens and local firefighters, conducted a search for Godin beginning Friday and continuing Saturday morning.

“On Friday we had identified some areas that we wanted to give a closer look to — that was the plan for Saturday,” he said. “Mr. Godin’s body was discovered by a game warden.”

Godin was found in woods behind the house at 37 Bennett Ave.

Mark Belserene at the medical examiner’s office said examiners have requested toxicology tests to help make the final determination as to the cause of death. He said test results will not be ready for another two to four weeks.

Lancaster said Godin had been at South Side Tavern at the corner of Main Street and Waterville Road, then walked across the bridge to Bloomfield’s Cafe on Water Street.

“We have him definitively leaving Bloomfield’s at about one in the morning,” Lancaster said. Previously published information that Godin was last seen at the South Side Tavern was incorrect.

Lancaster said police believe Godin walked up Madison Avenue and crossed the road near Whit’s End restaurant and into woods behind the Shell service station. Godin’s remains were found in a ravine in woods that connect to the area behind the station, according to Lancaster.

“We believe he was there since his disappearance,” he said.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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