Police say a man was found dead Friday morning in a car parked in a lot in the Maine Mall area of South Portland.

Police said the man, who was from the Freeport area, apparently committed suicide. They identified him Friday night as James Starkey, 59.

A manager at the Hannaford Plaza, which houses Hannaford and T.J. Maxx stores, noticed a car that had been parked in the lot for a few days, police said. The manager checked on the car Thursday night and saw a man inside who appeared to be asleep. On Friday morning, the man was still there and police were called at 8:45 a.m.

Workers in the plaza told police that the car had been there a few days, but others noted that it had left the parking space at times and then come back.

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