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Maine State Police investigate home invasion and homicide in Cherryfield

Early on Friday, Nov. 18, the Maine State Police reported a "suspicious incident" taking place in Cherryfield on Thursday, Nov. 17.

They have now declared that incident to be a homicide which was discovered after the Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to a 9:17 p.m. call reporting a home invasion at Tenan Lane in Cherryfield.

When deputies arrived they found 36-year-old Matthew Adams of Whitneyville* deceased. His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta where an autopsy was performed today, and his death was ruled a homicide.

The cause of death has not been reported.

Deputies also discovered an adult female with serious injuries, who was transported to a local hospital.

Maine State Police Detectives from Major Crimes Unit North and members of the Evidence Response Team were called to assist in the investigation. The State Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death and home invasion. Police do not believe there is an ongoing public safety risk. No other information is available at this time.

If anyone has pertinent information, please call the State Police at 207-973-3700.

*Correction: An earlier version of this story said Mr. Adams was from Linneus. 

 

 

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