Monday, December 9, 2013
The body of Thomas Devoy, who had been missing for nearly two weeks, was discovered near his Stanley Road home in Winthrop on Friday afternoon.
The Winthrop Police Department announced on Friday evening that a property owner had found Devoy’s body in a wooded area within a mile of Devoy’s home at about 2 p.m. Friday.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is scheduled to conduct an autopsy this weekend to determine how Devoy died.
“There was nothing to suggest any foul play at this point,” Winthrop police Capt. Ryan Frost said.
Devoy, 60, was reported missing Oct. 6. He had left his cellphone and wallet at home.
Winthrop police and firefighters and the Maine Warden Service, which provided a dog tracking team and an airplane, conducted a grid search for Devoy shortly after his disappearance, focusing on the woods behind his home at 333 Stanley Road.
Winthrop police stopped traffic on Stanley Road on Sunday morning, a week after his disappearance, at about the same time of day Devoy was thought to have left his house, to ask passers-by if they had seen him, but they gained no leads.
Devoy’s body was not found in an area that had been searched, the police department’s release stated.
Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of Devoy’s disappearance.
“Once the medical examiner makes their determination, it’ll give us a good direction to take,” Frost said.
Susan McMillan — 621-5645