New Vineyard Death Update

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO

This is an update of the New Vineyard Death investigation.

On Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 at approximately 10:49am the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a male individual reporting his vehicle submerged in a pond and requesting medical assistance for he and his wife.  Upon their arrival, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office made contact with the male individual and found the female lying on the shore of the pond and she was determined to be deceased by first responders.  The male was transported to the Franklin Memorial Hospital and later released.  The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department called the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit – South to assist with the investigation.  The female victim was identified as 43 year old Collette Daggett and the male was identified as 42 year old Wilfred Daggett.  The two were married and lived together in New Vineyard.  

The Office of Chief Medical Examiner began a post-mortem examination on Collette Daggett on Wednesday.  The details from the post mortem exam are not being released at this time.

Detectives from the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit – South continue to interview witnesses and family regarding the circumstances leading up to the incident.