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Police locate body in Owls Head pond

By Stephen Betts | Apr 29, 2021
Photo by: Stephen Betts Law enforcement officials are visible in the distance from Route 73 in Owls Head.

Owls Head — A body was found April 29 in a pond in a field in Owls Head.

The body was located at about 3 p.m., several hundred yards from Route 73, across from the entrance to the Owls Head Transportation Museum. The body was found by Rockland detectives and Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit.

Formal identification of the body is expected to wait until the Maine Medical Examiner's Office completes an examination and an autopsy.

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 for 33-year-old Tyler Gricus.

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.

A South Thomaston Fire Department vehicle sits along Route 73 in Owls Head. (Photo by: Stephen Betts)
A Rockland Police Department cruiser sits along the side of Route 73 in Owls Head. (Photo by: Stephen Betts)
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Comments (1)
Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Apr 29, 2021 16:47

Mixed emotions. Sad that it ended this way. Thankful that the family can have closure. :(

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