It could be several weeks before the state Medical Examiner’s Office and state police determine how a father and son from Saco died at their hunting camp during the weekend.

Andrew Giroux, 49, and Dustin Giroux, 25, died Sunday morning at their family’s camp in the Piscataquis County town of Sangerville. Results of autopsies done Tuesday at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta were inconclusive.

“We do not have answers yet but we are working on it,” said Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.

The Medical Examiner’s Office will do additional laboratory tests in the coming weeks in an effort to pinpoint the causes of death, McCausland said. As those tests are being done, state police will continue to interview witnesses and gather information about Andrew and Dustin Giroux that might help solve the mystery.

McCausland said there is no reason to believe that anything criminal was involved.

Dustin Giroux had a 7-month-old son with his fiancee, and the couple planned to get married on Aug. 21.

Andrew Giroux was remembered by friends this week as a natural storyteller. Both were graduates of Thornton Academy in Saco, and both were known for their fun-loving personalities.

The father and son were with a group of friends and fellow hunters during the weekend. Their plan was to prepare bear hunting spots for the upcoming season and celebrate Dustin’s wedding. On Saturday night, the group went to the Bear’s Den in Dover-Foxcroft, a short drive from Sangerville. They returned to camp and went to sleep early Sunday morning.

Around 10 a.m., some of Dustin Giroux’s friends found Andrew Giroux not breathing. The friends then tried to wake Dustin Giroux, who didn’t stir and then started having trouble breathing. Rescue workers arrived at the camp and tried to resuscitate Dustin Giroux.

Andrew Giroux was the middle child in a family of five brothers. Dustin was his only child. They ran the family’s heating service company, A&D Giroux Heating, and were outdoorsmen who enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and riding motorcycles.

Services for the men are planned for later this week.


Staff Writer Trevor Maxwell can be contacted at 791-6451 or at: [email protected]