Maine State Police detectives and evidence recovery technicians investigate a mobile home Sunday at a Squire Court mobile home park in Winthrop, where Winthrop and Maine State police were investigating the shooting death of Joshua Martin, 30. Officials said Martin was from Rochester, New York, but had been staying in the Augusta area. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

WINTHROP — The Maine State Police said Monday the man who died over the weekend at a Squire Court residence in Winthrop had been shot.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled the death a homicide, according to police.

The victim has been identified as Joshua Martin, 30, formerly of Rochester, New York, who was last known to be staying in the Augusta area, according to Katharine England, a spokeswoman for the State Police.

The incident remains under investigation, and police said they will continue to review evidence and results of the autopsy of Martin and interviews, in consultation with the Office of the Maine Attorney General.

England said there have been no arrests in the case.

The Winthrop police log for Saturday showed officers responded to a report of a homicide at 10:53 p.m. Saturday at 54 Squire Court, at a mobile home park off state Route 133.


Police at the scene Sunday, in full-body coveralls, appeared to be processing potential evidence all morning and afternoon. They placed crime scene tape across the street on both sides of the mobile home.

England said Monday police were no longer working at the mobile home, which is owned by Squire Court LLC, a Portland company that is also listed as the owner of nearly all the other homes in the park, according to town tax records.

Police declined to say whether they know who shot Martin, who lived at the residence.

A neighbor who lives a short distance past 54 Squire Court said she and her boyfriend noticed a car drive slowly into the park Saturday night, about the time of the shooting, stop briefly near their home, then travel back down the street to 54 Squire Court.

She said at least two occupants of the car got out and appeared to go into the mobile home. The vehicle was there for 10 to 20 minutes before it left. She said it seemed strange the car was traveling so slowly and had stopped near their home.

Other neighbors said it seemed like the home had a lot of traffic coming and going over the past couple of days, including vehicles with out-of-state license plates. They said people would stop at the mobile home but not stay long.

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