Maine State Police have identified a body found in Thomaston last week as a 41-year-old man who was last seen in May 2016 leaving the Knox County Jail in Rockland.

Joshua Robichaud’s skeletal remains were found in the woods behind commercial buildings on Route 1 in Thomaston, according to a news release from Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Thomaston Police Chief Kevin Haj last week said the body was found by a workman on an embankment adjacent behind shops including Dunkin’ Donuts.

Haj said he saw no signs of trauma and no weapons near the body when it was found. There had been no local reports of missing persons, he said.

The identification was done by the state police and Maine Medical Examiner’s Office through DNA analysis.

Although the death is not considered suspicious, the medical examiner is doing more tests on the body before declaring a cause of death.

State police say Robichaud was a transient in May when he arrested in Lewiston on outstanding warrants and taken to the Knox County Jail. He was released after serving a short time.

Robichaud had been arrested before, in August 2009 for burglary, criminal mischief and theft in Appleton. He was also arrested for probation violations. Police documents listed his home addresses at the time as Monroe and Belfast.

Robichaud’s relatives in North Carolina and Maine have been notified that his body had been identified.

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