Medical examiner releases name of woman taken from Bangor stream


BANGOR, Maine — The state medical examiner’s office has identified the body of a woman found Monday in the Kenduskeag Stream as 71-year-old Linda Briggs.

A spokesman for the medical examiner said Tuesday that the cause and manner of Briggs’ death were both pending the results of further investigation. Her address was unknown.

Briggs’ body was discovered Monday shortly before the beginning of the Memorial Day parade.

Bangor police told the Bangor Daily News that the woman’s death did not appear suspicious.

Numerous spectators who were awaiting the parade watched Monday as rescue personnel pulled the woman from the water and then onto dry land behind the Sea Dog Brewing Co. restaurant on the Penobscot River.

Reprinted with permission from the Bangor Daily News.