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Victim identified in New Vineyard death

State Police identified the woman who died Tuesday in New Vineyard as 43-year-old Collette Daggett. The man involved is her husband, 42-year-old Wilfred Daggett.

NEW VINEYARD, Maine — State officals say a woman is dead after she and her husband’s car was reportedly submerged in a pond in New Vineyard on Tuesday, June 1. 

The following day, police identified the victim of the "incident" as 43-year-old Collette Daggett. 

In a release Tuesday evening, Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesperson Shannon Moss said the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a man who reported his vehicle was submerged in a pond and requested assistance for him and his wife.

Sheriff's deputies went to East Barker Road, also known as Bog Road, following the call at 10:49 a.m., Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols said in an earlier release.

Nichols had told NEWS CENTER Maine that deputies were "investigating something suspicious" on Route 27 near Bog Road.

When officers arrived, the woman was found lying on the shore of the pond, where first responders determined she was dead, according to a release. The man, identified as Wilfred Daggett, 42, was transported to Franklin Memorial Hospital, and later released.

According to police, the two were married and lived together in New Vineyard.

The office of the chief medical examiner began a post-mortem examination on Collette Daggett Wednesday, but police say the details from the exam are not being released at this time. 

The Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit – South was called to assist with the investigation.

Crime scene technicians, analysts from the Maine State Police Evidence Response Team and Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit, the Maine State Police Dive Team, and Troopers from Troop C also assisted with the investigation.

State police detectives are continuing to interview witnesses and family "regarding the circumstances leading up to the incident," police said in a release. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office Deputies assisted the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) with an investigation at the Daggett home on June 2. Maine DHHS spokesperson Jackie Farwell said, "the Department is limited by state and federal confidentiality laws and therefore unable to comment."

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