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State Police say Presque Isle death no longer suspicious

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Maine State Police have identified the man found dead in his home on Washburn Road as 35-year-old Lee Theriault and say the death is no longer considered suspicious.

On Sunday, Aug. 19, around 4:15 p.m. the Presque Isle Police Department received a report of a deceased man in the home at 11 Washburn Road in Presque Isle, according to the Maine State Police.

An individual who went to the residence found Theriault dead and called the police. The Presque Isle police called in the Maine State Police major crimes unit, which investigates all homicides and suspicious deaths in the state.

Initially, police were treating the death as suspicious. On Tuesday, Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland said the Maine State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta had completed an autopsy and that investigators were no longer treating the death as suspicious.

McCausland said that additional toxicology testing will be completed before a cause of death has been determined.

This story will be updated on TheCounty.ME as further information becomes available.

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