ELLSWORTH — A local transient was found dead Friday night in a small garage building behind the old Darling’s Auto Mall lot.
The Ellsworth Police Department responded to an anonymous phone call around 6:40 p.m. reporting a death at 225 High Street. Officer Chad Wilmot responded to the scene.
Sgt. Glenn Moshier said Saturday that the victim was a man in his forties, but authorities are not releasing his name at this time. Moshier said that a Maine State Police detective and the major crimes unit are assisting in the investigation, but that the death has not been ruled suspicious.
“There were no signs of trauma or an obvious cause of death,” said Moshier. The man’s body was taken to Augusta for an autopsy to be completed Sunday.
Of the location. Moshier said, “That seems to be a congregating place for people to go and use illicit drugs and things back there, and apparently it is frequented by some of our transient folks.”
Moshier said that the death and the anonymous phone call are under investigation.