State Police say a Man was Found Dead in Fryeburg [UPDATE]
Maine State Police are investigating after a deceased man was found, with stab wounds, at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds.
UPDATE: Maine State Police have identified the victim as 28-year-old Anderson Gomes of Waterbury, Connecticut. At around noon on Wednesday, State Police arrested 46-year-old Carlos A. Negron, also of Connecticut. Officials say the men were known to each other.
The name of the deceased has not been released. Maine State Police Social Media Coordinator Katherine England says officials first learned of the incident when a 911 call was received by the Oxford Sheriff's Department's dispatch center, just after 1:00 Wednesday morning. The caller said there was a man with stab wounds on the Fryeburg fairgrounds, who was unresponsive.
Members of the Fryeburg and Conway, New Hampshire Police Departments, as well as the Oxford County Sheriff's Office responded and found a deceased male on the grounds, near the restroom facilities. His body has been sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
Investigators called in the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit, who responded with the Maine State Police Evidence Response Team. Detectives have identified some witnesses and persons of interest to the incident and are currently conducting interviews and collecting evidence. Officials expect to be on the fairgrounds into the evening hours, and say they're confident there is no on-going risk to public safety.
We'll update this story as more details become available.
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