Maine State Police detectives and evidence recovery technicians investigate a mobile home Sunday at Squire Court in Winthrop. The death was reported to police late Saturday as a homicide. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

WINTHROP — Winthrop and Maine State police on Sunday were investigating a death reported as a homicide at  a Squire Court mobile home park.

The Winthrop police log showed officers responded to a report of a homicide at 10:53 p.m. Saturday, on Squire Court, off state Route 133.

Winthrop police requested assistance from the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit. Police have classified the incident as a suspicious death.

Police, who remained at the scene Sunday, have not disclosed the identity of the person who died or the cause of death.

“Investigators worked throughout the night and into this morning,” Katy England, a State Police spokeswoman, said in a Sunday morning statement. “That work will continue Sunday.”

An autopsy was scheduled for either Sunday or Monday, according to England.

“State Police recommend residents take normal precautions and report anything suspicious to the Winthrop police,” England said.

Officer Andrew Delaney of the Winthrop Police Department returns to his cruiser Sunday morning while guarding a mobile home on Squire Court, where a man reportedly died late Saturday in an incident that police described as a suspicious death. The incident was reported to police late Saturday as a homicide. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Neighbor April Bosdell said she and her boyfriend were sitting in their car Saturday night outside their mobile home, a few lots from the mobile home that is now the focus of the police investigation.

Bosdell said they saw a car drive slowly into the park, stop briefly and then travel back down the street.

The car then stopped at the mobile home where the reported homicide is alleged to have occurred, Bosdell said.

She said several people were in the car, and at least two got out and went into the home. The vehicle was there for 10 to 20 minutes, she said, and then left.

Bosdell said it seemed strange the car was driving so slowly and stopped briefly outside their home. She said she did not know who lives at the mobile home being investigated by police.

Police at the scene Sunday, in full-body coveralls, appeared to be processing potential evidence Sunday morning and afternoon. They placed crime scene tape across the street on both sides of the mobile home.

Maine State Police detectives and evidence recovery technicians photograph vehicles and a mobile home Sunday on Squire Court in Winthrop, where a man reportedly died late Saturday in an incident that police described as a suspicious death. The incident was reported to police late Saturday as a homicide. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Danae Plaisted, who lives a few homes down on the opposite side of the home, said she did not hear or see anything unusual Saturday night, nor did she know who lived at the mobile home.

She added the home had seemed to have a lot of traffic coming and going over the past couple of days, including vehicles with out-of-state license plates. She said the vehicles would stop at the home, but not stay long.

Plaisted said it appeared one or more men lived there. She said they did not talk with neighbors.

Another nearby neighbor, who declined to give his name, said he was outside having a cigarette between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday and saw a police cruiser enter the park and rush to the mobile home.

He also said there seemed to be a lot of traffic entering and leaving the home.

He said police asked him if he had seen a vehicle leave the scene, but he did not recall seeing one.

He said he did not hear anything Saturday night, but Friday night he heard something that sounded like could have been a gunshot nearby.

The neighbor said his mother has lived in the park for 27 years, and he knew of no other incidents that drew such a large response by police.

Another neighbor said he did not know anything was going on until he awoke Sunday morning and saw police cruisers parked down the street.

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