April 18, 2013

Two Farmington deaths confirmed as suicides

By Kaitlin Schroeder kschroeder@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

FARMINGTON — After several days of investigation, police said the two deaths at 202 Maple Avenue were suicides.

Police identified the two as Lawrence Decker, 58, of Farmington, and Nikole Dolloff, 21, of Burnham.

The pair were found dead at Decker's Maple Avenue home around 1:15 a.m. Monday by police, after they were called to investigate a possible suicidal person at the address.

Their identities were confirmed Tuesday evening, according to a Farmington police news release. The news release said Decker lived alone at the house.

Neighbors said he was an electrician at the University of Maine at Farmington and described him as a nice man who kept to himself.

A statewide crisis hotline operated by trained clinicians is available 24 hours a day for those thinking about suicide, those worried about someone else who may be suicidal, and those who may have other concerns. The number is 888-568-1112. Mobile crisis teams also are available and will travel to meet people in a location that is safe for all involved.

The hotline is part of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services in the state Department of Health and Human Services.

Kaitlin Schroeder — 861-9252


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A walker goes past 202 Maple Ave. in Farmington where two people committed suicide Monday, police say.

Staff photo by David Leaming

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