October 29, 2017

MDIFW NEWS: Hebron Fatal Update

Game wardens continue to investigate yesterday’s death of a Hebron woman as a result of a hunting related shooting incident. Karen Wrentzel, age 34, from 490 Greenwood Mountain Road, died yesterday morning around 10:30 after being shot in a hunting related incident. A 38-year-old Hebron man hunting deer with his father has been identified by game wardens in connection with this incident. The incident took place off the Greenwood Mountain Road, near the Minot town line. Wrentzel was not hunting when she died and had no affiliation with the two men.

Members of the Maine Warden Service Forensic Mapping Team and Evidence Recovery Team were on scene yesterday and will likely revisit the area as this investigation continues. Game wardens continue to question the two men involved as well as witnesses; the two men have been cooperating with game wardens. The Maine Warden Service is working with the Office of the Maine Attorney General on this case.

Oxford County Sheriff’s Office, Maine State Police and fire and rescue members from both Hebron and Minot assisted yesterday. This incident remains under investigation; no further information will be released at this time. This is Maine’s first fatal hunting incident since 2012 in Wales. Maine licensed 219,000 hunters in 2016.