Authorities: Body of missing Maine priest believed found
Oct. 01, 2017
SPRINGFIELD, Maine (AP) — Authorities believe they have found the body of an elderly, retired priest who has been missing for more than two months.
The Maine Warden Service says a man clearing trails near a lake Saturday afternoon found a car that belonged to Clement Thibodeau, of Caribou, stuck near a remote road south of Springfield, Maine.
Game wardens later found the remains of a body nearby. The medical examiner's office will make a positive identification. Foul play is not suspected.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland says Thibodeau was a pastor at Notre Dame Church in Waterville from 1980 to 1987.
Thibodeau disappeared July 15 from a restaurant and might have been experiencing dementia-like symptoms.
Authorities said Saturday he was 82-years-old.