Maine State Police and Maine Fire Marshall’s Office investigating a fire and two deaths at a home in Limington

House on Harscrabble Road in LimingtonFrom the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO

On Thursday, June 17, 2021 at approximately 5:13am a man was driving down Hardscrabble Rd in Limington when he noticed a fire at a home at 259 Hardscrabble Road.

A retired firefighter, he called 911 and then tried to make entry into the house but he was not able to. The Limington, Standish and Hollis Fire Departments responded and extinguished the fire. When firefighters made entry into the home they discovered the deceased bodies of an adult male and female.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office and Maine State Police’s Major Crimes Unit South were called in to investigate. 

The York County Sheriff’s Office is assisting.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday at the Chief Office of the Medical Examiner.

Hardscrabble Road is shut down and is expected to be for most of the day while investigators and evidence response technicians investigate the scene.

New Vineyard Death

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO

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.  The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department called the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit – South to assist with the investigation.  

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit - South remain on-scene at this hour collaborating and are expected to continue the investigation into the coming days.  Crime scene technicians and analysts from the Maine State Police Evidence Response Team and Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit are processing the scene at this time.  The Maine State Police Dive Team and Troopers from Troop C are also assisting with the investigation.

The Office of Chief Medical Examiner is expected to conduct a post-mortem examination on the deceased individual in the coming days.  

Stonington Death Ruled Suicide

State Police say the death of a Stonington man inside his home is a suicide.  That determination was made today in the death of 41 year old Matthew Billings.  Investigators spent Monday night and most of Tuesday at Billings' home and told his relatives late today of their findings. 

Blue Hill Death Investigation

State Police say they are investigating the shooting death of a man in Blue Hill tonight.   The incident took place at a home on the Ellsworth Road just before 6 PM. Detectives say one person is being questioned and there is no threat to the public.  Additional details are likely to be released Monday.  

Blue Hill Man Dies After Voting

State Police say an elderly Blue Hill man collapsed and died this morning at the Blue Hill town office after voting.  The 78 year old man was treated by medical personnel at the town hall and could not be revived. Voting at the town hall was suspended for a time as first responders attended to the stricken man.  Voting in Blue Hill resumed after about an hour.  The man’s identify was not released.  

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