BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The investigation continues into the three bodies found in a burning car early Monday morning. While authorities have yet to identify the victims, police have been talking to people who believe their loved ones may be among the victims.
The bodies were taken to Augusta Monday afternoon for autopsies. The Attorney General's office requested that no further information about the identities or the cause of death be released Tuesday. But people we spoke with Tuesday think they know who at least two of the victims are.
A source tells us the three alleged victims attended a gathering at Bolling Drive in Bangor. They were seen getting in the white, 2001 Pontiac sedan. The resident of the apartment confirmed that two of the people that drove off in the car were Daniel Borders and Nicole Lugdon. According to the resident, the passengers were supposed to return in a few minutes, but they never did.
Bangor Police Sergeant Paul Edwards says he does not expect the identities to be released for at least a few more days. But that has not stopped people from coming to the police station offering a DNA sample to know if it was their family member in that car.
Edwards says, "We have loved ones come forward. People with missing children, brothers, sisters and what not, coming forward to see if in fact their loved ones may have been victimized in this fire. So yes, we are getting those reports. We are sorting through those and again we are just taking those names and waiting for the results of DNA, toxicology and such from the Medical Examiner's Office. "
NEWS CENTER's Samantha Edwards spoke with a woman in Hermon who is very concerned that her grandson, Daniel Borders, may have been one of the victims. She did not want to speak on camera, but she described the moment she heard news of the accident. She said she just got a feeling that it was her grandson. She believes one of the other victims is Nicole Lugdon.