The Fort Kent Police Department has identified the man whose body was found Saturday afternoon next to a snowmobile trail.

Police Chief Tom Pelletier in a statement Sunday evening said the body is that of Cody Allen Bennett, 25, of Allagash.

His body was discovered on a woods trail off Pleasant Street by a couple who were snowshoeing, according to the chief.

“Bennett had not been reported missing but had not been seen for several days. It appears that Bennett was walking on the snowshoe trail when he left the trail and possibly became disoriented,” Pelletier said. “Temperatures in the area were extremely cold during the previous days. It appears that exposure could have contributed to his death.”

Pelletier said that Bennett’s death does not appear to be suspicious, but Fort Kent police will continue to investigate.

Bennett’s body was discovered around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.


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