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November 20, 2012

3 bodies found in Maine home, no suspects sought

The Associated Press

ALTON — The bodies of a man, his wife and his friend were found in the couple's home in this rural central Maine town. Investigators were not saying what caused the deaths, but a spokesman said Tuesday it did not appear that anyone else was involved.

The dead were identified as Scott Reed, 43; his wife, 39-year-old Danielle Folsom Reed; and Daniel Young, 41, of Bradley, state Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland said. Scott Reed and Young were good friends, McCausland said.

Police went to the Reeds' home Monday evening after getting a call from a woman who went there at about 7:30 p.m. and found one of the bodies.

McCausland said investigators were gathering evidence Tuesday to determine what happened. The bodies were taken to Augusta for autopsies by the state medical examiner.

"We're still trying to figure out what happened and that will be done with the results of autopsies as well as interviews we're doing with family and friends," but authorities don't think anyone else was involved, McCausland said.

The Reeds' rented Cape Cod-style home is located in Alton, a town of about 800 people located just north of Old Town in Penobscot County.

The clerk in the only grocery store in the town said she did not know any of the three who died.

"I can't imagine that ever happening here," said Kristen Barnes, of Alton Grocery. "It's sad, very sad."

Investigators said at a news conference Tuesday there were no bail conditions or protection orders in place for any of the three.

"Obviously we're concerned about what may have happened that led to the violence. We really need to understand the dynamics of that relationship before drawing any conclusions," said state police Lt. Chris Coleman.

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