Maine game wardens and Caribou police said Saturday night that the body of missing Caribou resident and former Waterville pastor Clement Thibodeau probably has been found.

Officials said just before noon Saturday, a man clearing trails near Upper Pistol Lake, south of Springfield, found a grey 2013 Chevrolet Equinox that matched the description of Thibodeau’s vehicle, stuck near a remote road. The man called Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, which dispatched game wardens to the area.

Thibodeau, 82, has been missing since July 15, police said.

Game wardens located the remains of a human body near the vehicle. The body will be examined by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, and positive identification could come as early as Monday, police said.

The search for Thibodeau earlier this summer took officials to an area near Lee, which is about 12 miles northwest of where Thibodeau’s vehicle was found Saturday.

Thibodeau was a pastor at Notre Dame Church in Waterville from 1980 to 1987, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

Game wardens said they do not suspect foul play.

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