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Standish woman dead, Waterboro incident ends; police won't say if incidents are connected

Amanda Brown, 29, of Standish, is dead, Maine Department of Public Safety's Shannon Moss said Wednesday night.

STANDISH, Maine — UPDATE, 9:30 P.M.

Dow Road in Standish remains closed Wednesday night as officials investigate a 29-year-old woman's death.

According to Maine Department of Safety Public Information Officer Shannon Moss, officers responded to a home at 35 Dow Road in Standish as part of an assault investigation around 9:50 a.m. and found Amanda Brown dead.   

She has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. Detectives will continue to work with both agencies to investigate the incident.

Moss says there is no danger to the public.

UPDATE, 3:30 p.m.

The incident in North Waterboro has ended. 

The suspect is in protective custody and is being taken to a hospital, according to the York County Sheriff’s Department.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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Original story, 11:12 a.m.

Police are investigating an "incident" in Standish Wednesday morning, Cumberland County dispatch confirmed with NEWS CENTER Maine. 

Dow Road is closed while police respond. 

According to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office was called to a home on Dow Road in Standish for a "suspicious incident." CCSO and Maine State Police are on scene investigating.  

The State Police Major Crimes Unit has been called to the scene.

Moss said there is no threat to the public. 

Credit: NCM

Maine State Police, the York County Sheriff's Department, Waterboro EMS, and state police negotiators were also on the scene in North Waterboro. NEWS CENTER Maine's Jackie Mundry has confirmed that incident has ended. The suspect is now in protective custody and is being taken to the hospital, according to the York County Sheriff's Department.

The State Police's tactical unit and the Chaplin with the York County Sheriff's Department were also on scene. 

At this time, officials will not say whether the two incidents are related.

Lumberjack Court, which is a dirt road, is closed.

Neighbors in North Waterboro say it's a very quiet neighborhood, "so it's very, very surprising," a neighbor, Julie Harrison, said.

"I mean, we leave our doors unlocked ... very family-friendly, family-oriented neighborhood," she said. 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.



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