Breaking News
More () »

Maine's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Maine | NewsCenterMaine.com

Juvenile dies while in custody at Long Creek Youth Development Center

South Portland-March 14: Inside view of the Oak Housing Unit at the Long Creek Youth Development Center, in South Portland, photographed on Friday, March 14, 2014.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — A juvenile has died while being held at a state-operated youth detention facility in South Portland.

The state attorney general's office confirmed the incident Friday, which occurred at Long Creek Youth Development Center. The exact date and time of the death were not immediately released.

Due to the victim's age and confidentiality laws, an identity was also withheld by officials.

The death is being reviewed by the state chief medical examiner's office.

Long Creek has a juvenile capacity of just over 160 with a staff of just under 200.