FARMINGTON — Police were continuing to investigate Thursday after a pair of bodies were found at 274 Red Schoolhouse Road the day before. The victims were identified Thursday night as a mother and daughter who live on the property.

Maine State Police had taken the lead in the investigation after joining Farmington Police in the probe Wednesday afternoon.

Shortly before noon Wednesday, police went to Pawsitive Dog Kennel where two people were found deceased. Police went there after receiving a 911 call from a person who had discovered the bodies.

Dead were 53-year-old Allison Cumming and her mother, 76-year-old Jean Robinson, who live in a separate building on the property. Police did not say how the pair died, but said that there is no threat to the public.

Pawsitive Dog Kennel was run by Cumming, and police said the pair were found dead “within the business.”

By Thursday afternoon, several area residents reported they had dogs being kept at the business and were unable to contact the owners.


One woman posted on a Farmington community Facebook page that she contacted Farmington police about her dog after learning that an investigation was taking place at the business. Police, she said, were able to help her retrieve her pet from the kennel. The woman said it appeared that all the dogs at the kennel were safe and healthy.

Another woman said she went to the kennel Tuesday but her knocks at the door were not answered, indicating that the animals may have been unattended for at least a day.

The home is on a stretch of Red Schoolhouse Road not far from Walmart at 615 Wilton Road, which is also routes 2 and 4.

Autopsies were performed Thursday on the bodies of the dead women, although the cause and manner of their deaths was not disclosed. Police ask that anyone with information about the deaths call 207-778-6311.

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