Woman's body recovered from lake in Dover-Foxcroft

12:00 PM, Aug 23, 2012   |    comments
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DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The body of a woman was recovered early Wednesday morning from Sebec Lake in Dover-Foxcroft after State police say she and a man went for a late night swim. 

Police say no foul play is suspected in the death of of 50-year-old Carol Baird of Dover-Foxcroft. State Police Spokesman, Steve McCausland, says that the State Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta will run additional tests before making a final decision.

Her companion, 64-year-old Barry Baird of Dover-Foxcroft, is her former brother in law. It appears the two went for a swim in the early morning hours and he returned to shore and she did not. 

"Sometime during the night he got cold. He went inside to start a fire. He was inside for a while, he called for his friend. She didn't answer so he went out looking for her, could not find her and eventually called the police have them come out and help him find her," Dover-Foxcroft Chief of Police Dennis Dyer said.

Police say The two had been staying at Baird's lakeside camp off Old Spring Road. 

Her body was recovered by Maine Game Wardens about 50 feet offshore.  

Dover-Foxcroft Police, Wardens, and State Police responded to the lake after she was reported missing in the early morning hours.  Investigators are now awaiting the results of the autopsy. Baird was arrested at the scene for violating his bail conditions for having contact with her.  Barry Baird had been charged with terrorizing in an incident involving the woman on August 14.


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