The death of a man whose body was found Thursday night in a house in Caribou has been ruled a homicide by the state Medical Examiner’s Office.

Officials are still trying to identify the man, whose body was found at 5 Lower Lyndon St. just before 10 p.m. Thursday, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

McCausland said Maine State Police investigators are using DNA in their effort to learn the man’s identity.

Caribou firefighters were called to the house Thursday night after a fire was reported. The body they found was taken overnight to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta, where an autopsy was performed Friday.

Damage from the fire was confined to the inside of the house, at the corner of Lower Lyndon Street and Van Buren Road, which is also Route 1.

McCausland said anyone who may have seen activity around the house between 6 and 10 p.m. Thursday is asked to call the state police barracks in Houlton at 532-5400 or Caribou police.

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