NORTHPORT, Maine (AP) — Law enforcement officials say they’ve been searching a wooded area in a coastal Maine town for additional evidence in the suspicious death of a 24-year-old Portland woman.

Police say the partial remains of Elena Lozada were found this month in the woods off Route 52 in Northport, a small town south of Belfast.

Members of the Portland Police Department, Maine State Police, Maine Warden Service and the medical examiner’s office were assisted by police dogs Monday in searching several acres of woods for clues on what happened to the young woman.

Lozada was reported missing last July. Her mother said her daughter disappeared soon after being kicked out of her Portland apartment and refusing to go to a residential drug treatment center.


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