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Body ID'd as Tyler Gricus

By Stephen Betts | Apr 30, 2021
Tyler Gricus

Owls Head — The body found April 29 in an Owls Head wetland has been identified as 33-year-old Tyler Gricus.

The Maine Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta announced its finding April 30.

The cause of death is "pending further studies," according to the medical examiner spokeswoman.

Rockland police detectives and the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit found Gricus's body at about 3 p.m. April 29, several hundred yards from Route 73, across from the entrance to the Owls Head Transportation Museum.

This is the same area where the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Rockland Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Owls Head Fire Department and South Thomaston Fire Department searched April 22.

That is where one of the last pings from his cellphone was detected.

Gricus was last seen in Rockland April 9. He was living on a boat on Mechanic Street.

Family and friends reported him missing April 12.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: James L. Bowditch | May 01, 2021 17:50

Mary & Ken,  Felicity and I are really sorry about your loss.  I shared it with the president of Camden Rotary and former Commodore of the Penbay Yachting Rotarians, Chris Richmond this morning.  Take care and know that we are thinking and praying for you.

Posted by: Katie Drinkwater | Apr 30, 2021 17:05

Posted by Dee Urquhart.  Mary and family,  Im so very sorry. The worst outcome possible. Peace be with you.

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