A Limington man has been charged with murder in the death of his next-door neighbor.

Doug Flint, 55, of 546 Ossipee Trail was found dead Saturday morning in the backyard of the home of his neighbor Bruce Akers, 57, of 540 Ossipee Trail, Maine State Police said Sunday.

Akers was charged with murder later Saturday and is being held without bail at the York County Jail in Alfred.

Flint’s relatives reported him missing Friday to the York County Sheriff’s Office. His body was found by police dogs Saturday on Akers’ property. State police did not disclose how he died.

Pat Malone, who lives nearby, said he knew both Akers and Flint, WCSH-TV reported.

Malone said Akers mentioned having had difficulties with Flint.

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“I knew he was having a tough time with him,” Malone told the Portland TV station.

Attempts to reach Flint’s family were unsuccessful Sunday night.

Akers will make his first appearance in York County Superior Court on Monday, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

An autopsy on Flint was performed Sunday at the state medical examiner’s office, but McCausland said Sunday night that the results were still pending.

He said more details are likely to be released Monday.

Staff Writer Dennis Hoey contributed to this report.

Beth Quimby can be contacted at 791-6363 or at:

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