VASSALBORO — Police have identified a man whose body was found near the state’s police academy Friday morning as Thomas Namer, 69, of 89 Pleasant St., Waterville.
Namer was found outside an abandoned mobile home and his death is considered suspicious, Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a news release.
McCausland said the state medical examiner’s office was conducting an autopsy Friday, but results were not expected to be immediately available.
Police are interviewing people in the area and are trying to determine what happened, according to Lt. Chris Coleman of the Maine State Police.
A neighbor called 911 a little before 7 a.m. and said he saw a dead body on the property next door.
Namer was found on the ground outside of 2349 Riverside Drive, U.S. Route 201, near the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, according to Sheriff Randall Liberty of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office.
Police have not yet determined if the death is a homicide.
It is not known if the man died on the property or if his body was brought there, Coleman said.
“We’re starting the process of scene examination and we’re conducting interviews to try and piece together what might have happened,” Coleman said. “At this stage in the investigation, it’s too early to draw any conclusions.”
Maine State Police and Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office are investigating, according to Coleman.