Police believe they have recovered the body of a 70-year-old West Bath man who went missing last fall.

Edward ‘Ted’ Berrett

A local resident discovered the body in the woods near Hill Road in West Bath, about a mile away from his home, on Saturday morning, according to the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office. Police believe it is Edward “Ted” Berrett, who was reported missing Nov. 19.

The body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy to confirm identification.

There was no evidence of foul play, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office, Maine Warden Service and other law enforcement agencies searched the area and river near Berrett’s Beaver Brook Road home for days after Berrett’s family reported him missing, using search dogs, a warden service airplane and watercraft and a drone aircraft.

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