Authorities: Body of missing Maine priest believed found

AP News
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 8:32 PM

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.

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Thibodeau disappeared July 15 from a restaurant and might have been experiencing dementia-like symptoms.

Authorities said Saturday he was 82-years-old.