Body found near library

ELLSWORTH — The body of a 24-year-old woman was found in the woods behind the library Monday afternoon. Police believe she took her own life.

Police had received a call from the woman’s sister around 3:30 p.m., reporting that the 24-year-old had had an argument with family members and was upset when she left the house around 2:30 p.m.

The sister who left the house had reportedly recently attempted to take her own life, according to police, and the caller “feared she may attempt to harm herself.”

The 24-year-old’s body was found in the wooded area along the banks of the Union River a short time later.

Police said she “apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head,” and they reported that a 9-millimeter Glock handgun was found at the scene.

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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