Body washes ashore in Robbinston

ROBBINSTON — The Maine State Police say a body that washed ashore on a beach in Robbinston July 7 has been identified as Richard Warnell, 64, of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada.

Warnell was the subject of a missing persons investigation being conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), police said. State police continue to work with the RCMP regarding the investigation. As there is no indication that Warnell died in the state of Maine, the RCMP will now become the lead agency in the investigation, authorities said.

A concerned citizen saw the body on the shore and called the Bangor Regional Communication Center.

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Maine Marine Patrol, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Robbinston Fire, Calais Fire EMS, and the U.S. Border Patrol.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy.

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