A New Hampshire man suspected of killing his wife in Berlin, New Hampshire, was found dead Friday night in Rumford, according to Maine State Police.

Denis Bisson, 52, shot himself along the banks of the Androscoggin River, near an information booth on Bridge Street, Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Safety, said in a statement Saturday morning.

Nearby residents heard a shot and called police, who found Bisson’s body about 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Bisson’s pickup truck was found earlier along an all-terrain vehicle trail off Route 108, about 3 miles from where his body was found, McCausland said.

Bisson was wanted in the shooting death of his wife, Angie Bisson, 43, whose body was found inside a home in Berlin on Friday morning. An arrest warrant was issued for Bisson charging him with second-degree murder.

More than three dozen Maine police officers participated in the manhunt for Bisson, who was considered armed and dangerous. A command post was set up on the grounds of the high school in Rumford.

An autopsy is being performed on Bisson by the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Maine, New Hampshire State Police said.

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