A Maine State Trooper searches Sunday for evidence outside the Richmond residence of Andrew Sherman. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

RICHMOND — Maine State Police are investigating the death of a Richmond man whose body was found inside his house Friday afternoon. On Sunday, a state police spokesman called the death “suspicious.” 

The body of Andrew Sherman, 48, was discovered about 5 p.m. Friday by a friend who had gone to check on him at 7 Kimball St., according to the spokesman, Stephen H. McCausland. 

Sherman had not been seen or heard from in a few days. 

McCausland said Sherman lived alone at the house and had not worked in recent years because of injuries suffered in a car crash. 

An autopsy was performed Saturday at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, but no details were released. 

A team of detectives and evidence technicians, assisted by officers from the Richmond Police Department, has been at the house since Friday night, McCausland said. Detectives were working Sunday out of the Richmond Fire Department. 

On Sunday afternoon, state police Lt. Jeff Love said anyone who was near Sherman’s house or noticed unusual activities should contact state police. 

Police also asked that anyone with information about Sherman contact them, either by going to the Fire Department or calling state police in Augusta at 624-7076. 

“We have several unanswered questions and (are) seeking the public’s help,” Love said. “We’re still seeking information from family or friends.” 

Maine State Police detectives examine the dirt driveway leading to the Richmond residence of Andrew Sherman on Sunday. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

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