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Body found on Robbinston beach identified

A body found washed up on a beach in Robbinston Tuesday was that of Richard Warnell of New Brunswick, Canada, police say. Police do not believe he died in Maine.
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ROBBINSTON, Maine — Maine State Police say a body was found washed up on a beach in Robbinston on Tuesday.

On Friday, police identified the body as Richard Warnell of New Brunswick, Canada. 

Police in Canada said they had been looking for Warnell after a missing person report was filed.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Maine conducted an autopsy to determine a cause of death along with the manner of death.

Police do not believe Warnell died in Maine.

Maine troopers were assisted on the scene -- where Warnell's body was found -- by the Maine Marine Patrol, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Robbinston Fire, Calais Fire-EMS, and the U.S. Border Patrol.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.


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