Courtesy: State Police
HOWLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Searchers found the body of 24-year-old Dean Levasseur just a few hundred feet away from the area he was last seen Saturday night.
A canine team with the Maine State Police located the missing musician's body near a stream around 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Levasseur went missing after 11 p.m. Saturday night, just before he was to take the stage at an outdoor concert called Chickenfest over the weekend.
The unsanctioned UMaine party is held every year in a different location.
Forest Rangers estimate 200 to 400 people attended this year's event.
State Police are now investigating the cause and manner of death, trying to determine the circumstances surrounding his death and disappearance.
Police say Levasseur's cell phone sent a text message Sunday morning that did not indicate he was in danger or distress.
They have not released the contents of that text message.
Levasseur's friends, family, and bandmates searched the wooded area off of Lagrange Road in Howland for the last two days.
Family members broke the news of Levasseur's death on a Facebook page, set up to coordinate search efforts.
The Maine Forest Service, Warden Service, and State Police managed the search and investigation.
Police are still interested in talking to anyone with information about Levasseur's last hours. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 866-2121.