A man and woman were found dead Saturday inside a mobile home in Richmond, police said.

The bodies were found around noon in the residence at 7 Post Road, said Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Detectives from the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit were interviewing neighbors and speaking with relatives of the victims Saturday afternoon.

Evidence recovery teams and personnel from the state medical examiner’s office were also at the scene.

The home is next to the Richmond Corner Baptist Church near the intersection of Routes 138 and 197.

Richmond Police Chief Scott MacMaster said there was no threat to the public.

The identity of the victims and the cause of their deaths had not been released as of 8 p.m. Saturday.

Some relatives, visibly upset, were comforted by MacMaster outside the church. Three sedans were parked in the driveway of the mobile home.

Maine State Police Lt. David Tripp said investigators expected to be at the scene all night.

According to Richmond tax records, a half-acre of land at 7 Post Road is owned by Kirk Alexander Sr. The mobile home is owned by Kirk Alexander Jr., according to town records.

Richmond, population about 3,100, is on the Kennebec River in Sagadahoc County.

Staff photographer Andy Molloy of the Kennebec Journal contributed to this report.

 

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