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Police continue to investigate two deaths in Auburn

Police have not stated who died or their manner of death. Neighbors reported that it happened in what's typically considered a safe area.

AUBURN, Maine — Police are continuing to investigate two deaths that happened inside of a residence on Fourth Street in Auburn. Police first responded to the scene at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. 

NEWS CENTER Maine crews on scene reported that Maine State Police and Auburn police spent much of the late morning and afternoon back at the residence. 

Police have not stated who died or the causes of death, but did report that there is no ongoing threat to the public. 

On Monday, caution tape remained up outside the building at 49 Fourth St. in Auburn. The Maine State Police Evidence Response Team was parked in the residence's driveway for much of the day as officers spoke with nearby residents and continued to investigate inside of the home. 

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss said police would not be able to provide additional details Monday as the investigation continues. 

NEWS CENTER Maine spoke with neighbors who live near the residence where police are investigating, and they said it's typically considered a safe area.

"I sit on my porch in my rocking chair all day long, and I've never encountered anything like this, ever. And it's sad to see this, it really is," Rita Cote said.

Cote said she has lived in the apartment on the opposite side of the road for nearly 18 years.

"Never, never like this, ever. And I don't want to see it again either," Cote added. 

Tia Asadorian also lives nearby. She said she came out of her home around 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

"They had tape up, there were a bunch of officers," Asadorian said. "The evidence vehicle wasn't here yet. But shortly after, the evidence vehicle showed up, the CSI crime scene showed up, the medical examiners, too." 

Asadorian said police remained at the scene as late as 2 a.m. Monday.

"Honestly, it's nerve-wracking. Very, very nerve-wracking," Asadorian said. "I've got kids here. I live right on the first floor, and we don't normally see these types of things down here. It's actually a pretty decent neighborhood."

NEWS CENTER Maine will continue to follow this developing story. 

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