The state medical examiner has determined that the body of a man found Wednesday in Naples is Jeffrey Stewart, 37, of Bridgton, who had been missing since Labor Day weekend.

The body was found in an overgrown field about 40 yards behind Bray’s Brew Pub on Route 302, police said.

The cause of Stewart’s death is unknown and the case remains under investigation, said the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. There were no obvious signs of a crime.

Stewart was last seen Sept. 5 after a minor car accident on Route 302. He was not hurt in the crash, but he did appear disoriented, the other driver told police. He was last seen walking toward Bray’s pub.

Stewart’s wife, Mary, said her husband was a disabled veteran who had mental health issues, was discharged from Spring Harbor Hospital two days earlier and did not have medicine that he needed.

He left their house while she was napping, she said. She reported him missing to Bridgton police. After learning about the crash in Naples, she asked that police search the woods there.

She said she felt police were not treating the case seriously. Police said they were treating the case seriously and had followed up on leads, but had little information.

Mary Stewart said that she believes the department was neglectful and that she has hired a lawyer. She declined further comment.

Bridgton police referred questions to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the case.Staff Writer David Hench can be contacted at 791-6327 or at:

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