Medical examiner says Bangor homeless woman died of hypothermia


BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The office of the Maine Medical Examiner says a 48-year-old homeless woman found dead in a wooded section of Bangor died of hypothermia.

The office says chronic alcoholism also contributed to the death of Jayne Blackington.

Bangor police say Blackington was found early Thursday morning in a wooded area known locally as “The Pines.”

Temperatures on the night before Blackington was found dropped into the low 30s and it had rained.

Blackington appeared in a news story about homeless people in the Bangor Daily News last November, but her last name was not used.

Blackington was known to stay at the Acadia Recovery Community and at the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.


Information from: Bangor Daily News,