JONESPORT – Police believe the body found in Jonesport Thursday is that of man who has been missing for nearly 11 months.
State police spokesman Steve McCausland said William Merchant, 43, was last seen on July 4 of last year .
He was reported missing last July 8 and was last seen in the Jonesport area.
Au autopsy was completed Friday at the state medical examiner’s office in Augusta.
McCausland said no determination was made on the cause of death because of the condition of the remains but detectives said there was no evidence of foul play.
According to McCausland, additional work will be completed by the state police DNA lab to confirm Merchant’s identity but items found with the body indicate it is him.