Amanda Brown was found dead Wednesday at 35 Dow Road in Standish. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

The state Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy Thursday on a woman who was found dead in Standish the day before, but investigators have not revealed any new details or made any arrests.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office went to a home on Dow Road on Wednesday morning as part of an assault investigation, according to Shannon Moss, spokeswoman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Deputies discovered the victim, whom police identified in a statement as 29-year-old Amanda Brown of Standish. The State Police Major Crimes Unit, as well as the Cumberland County and York County sheriff’s offices, are investigating.

Brown lived in the home with her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s mother, Maine State Police Detective Chris Harriman said Thursday. Harriman also confirmed that it was the boyfriend’s mother who notified the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office that there had been an assault in the home.

Police have not identified Brown’s boyfriend, but Harriman said the man was questioned Wednesday evening after being apprehended in Waterboro by a police K-9 and the state police tactical team.

Since then, he has been cooperative. Police have questioned him and he has been released. No charges have been filed, according to Harriman. State police are waiting for the autopsy to be completed before taking any other action.

“We’ll correlate (the autopsy results) with his story,” Harriman said.

The evidence gathered by police will then be turned over to the Maine Attorney General’s Office.

Around the same time the woman’s body was found Wednesday morning, authorities responded to a home near the intersection of Sunrise Lane and Mayfair Way in North Waterboro, Moss said. That afternoon, a man – the victim’s boyfriend – was placed in protective custody and taken to a local hospital. He has since been released from the hospital.

A person is taken into protective custody if there is a possibility they might harm others or themselves, Moss said.

Dow Road is a mostly rural residential area off Route 35 on the western side of Standish toward York County. Neighbors declined to speak with a reporter Thursday. Police tape still surrounded the large home but there was only a lone cruiser still at the scene.

An employee at Standish Town Hall said she hadn’t heard much about the incident but that everyone in town was worried.

 

Staff writer Diego Lasarte contributed to this story

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