FAIRFIELD (AP) – The body of a motorcyclist who lost his life in a crash off Route 139 was found Sunday morning, about 30 hours after he was reported missing by relatives.

Cain Taylor, 21, of Auburn, reportedly had visited an uncle in Norridgewock on Friday and had left late that night or early Saturday to return home, Fairfield Police Chief John Emery told the Morning Sentinel in Waterville.

Taylor’s twin brother Carl, of Windham, arrived at the accident scene at a corner of Route 139 to identify the body Sunday.

“It appears he came around that corner a little too fast, hit the sign post as well as some trees and uprooted trees and shrubs,” the chief said. “It appears speed was a factor.”

Taylor’s body was thrown some 75 feet from a cluster of trees at the far corner of property owned by Ronald Fletcher, who spotted the body when he and his wife took a walk around their lawn.

Emery said Taylor apparently lost control and hit the soft shoulder, sending the bike airborne.

It crashed through tree branches 10 or 12 feet off the ground. There was a long skid mark on the pavement and broken pieces of motorcycle by the roadside.

Taylor’s body came to rest in an area obscured from the Fletcher home.

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