Police Continue to Seek Information About Triple-Homicide
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about what happened Monday morning before police found three bodies burned in a car fire in Bangor.The attorney general says it’s being considered a triple-homicide, but days later, we still don’t know the victims’ names. Bangor Police Sergeant Paul Edwards says that’s because the state medical examiner is waiting on positive identification from DNA.”When a car fire that intense consumes and kills 3 people it’s just not that easy to make an identification. So it truly is the people that have come in here, the loved ones who aren’t sure if one of those people are their relatives, they’re giving DNA samples. We have several of those of people who aren’t sure, that are being tested. That testing process takes time,” said Edwards.He stressed it’s an ongoing investigation and police are continuing to piece things together.Edwards said, “Even when the dust settles, if it does in fact and a good outcome is made, such as an arrest, the investigation always continues.”Police are aware of the reports out there on social media and in conversations about who was involved and what happened that night. They’re working to sort through all of that to find the truth.Edwards said, “People are going to talk like they have. This has been all over Facebook and names have been thrown out, situations have been thrown out, all these different things and a lot of that may be nothing, a lot of it may be hearsay and rumor and not true, but some of that may be helpful.”What would be most helpful is for anyone with information to call police directly. Edwards worries there are people out there who know things about the case, but are afraid to share it.He said, “The issue has been over the last couple of days, just a call this morning, is that people don’t want to get involved. I had a gentleman that didn’t want to get involved, he was afraid he’d be thrown into a car and burned, you know, that’s what he said.”Edwards encourages those folks to use the police department’s anonymous tip line. He says they can report what they know without the fear of police tracking them down. You can reach the tip line by calling 947-7382 and pressing ’6.’Their information just might be what it takes to solve what, for now, remains a mystery.