A Hampden man faces a murder charge after police say he killed a woman at his home on the Kennebec Road.

Philip Clark, 55, was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor.

The woman, who lived with Clark at the residence at 557 Kennebec Road, will be taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta, where an autopsy will be conducted.

Police have not yet released the victim's identity or the manner in which she was killed.

The Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit responded to the residence last night at the request of the Hampden Police Department concerning a welfare check.