Waldoboro man found dead in woods
Waldoboro — A 27-year-old Waldoboro man was found dead Feb. 10 after a reactivated search from the night before.
At approximately 6:15 p.m., on Feb. 9, Waldoboro Police officers responded to a disturbance at 951 Winslow Mills Road. Upon arriving at the residence, police were advised that Frank Leathers left the residence on foot and was headed south on Winslow Mills Road to a friend's house on Route 1.
Sgt. Jamie Wilson and additional officers from the Waldoboro Police Department followed footprints found leading into the woods across the street from the residence. However due to deep snow and extreme weather conditions the search was terminated at approximately 12:30 a.m.
The next morning, a second search was initiated by Game Warden Joe Lefebvre, and at approximately 11:15 a.m., the body of Leathers was located several hundred yards off the road.
Although this death is not considered as suspicious, an autopsy has been scheduled for Feb. 11 at the Medical Examiners Office in Augusta.