Penobscot County District Attorney Chris Almy said Feb. 17 that the death of Jordyn Bakley, whose body was discovered Jan. 30 in Orono, was a homicide.

“It’s either murder or manslaughter,” Almy said.

Almy said investigators have to follow the evidence in the case, and the Maine State Police and the Orono Police Department are working meticulously and carefully to do just that.

“This is a serious case,” he said. “It’s important to Jordyn, and to her family and to the whole community. The police are working hard on this case.”

The body of Bakley, 20, of Camden was found at 5:45 a.m. on Jan. 30 at 15 Middle St. in Orono. According to Orono police, evidence at the time suggested she was possibly hit by a vehicle.

A representative of the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office said Feb. 1 that the cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma, and that the case would remain under investigation. She said such investigations generally take four to six months.

Bakley was a University of Maine student studying elementary education. She lived off campus in Orono.

According to the Bangor Daily News, a delivery man for that paper discovered Bakley’s body in the road.