Maine AG: Bangor Car Fire Deaths Now Considered Homicides
BANGOR, Maine (AP) – Authorities are now saying the deaths of three people burned in a car in Bangor are homicides. The attorney general’s office said Wednesday the case has been upgraded from a suspicious deaths case. But law enforcement authorities are keeping a tight lid on the victims’ identities, saying they will not be released until the names can be confirmed. That could take two or three more days. Meanwhile, people who fear their relatives are among the victims have been going to Bangor police with questions. Sgt. Paul Edwards says some of those people have offered DNA samples in hopes of finding answers. Some reports say the victims had left a party in the Rhode Island-tagged car before it burned.