WATERVILLE — The death of a man whose body was found this week on the steps of an Oak Street apartment does not appear to be suspicious, police Chief Joseph Massey said Wednesday.

Massey identified the man as Ivory Shoulders, 36, who lived in an apartment in the building at 13 Oak St.

The body of a 36-year-old man was found on these steps early Monday at an apartment building at 13 Oak St. in Waterville. Police later said his death is not considered suspicious. Amy Calder/Morning Sentinel

He said the state Office of Chief Medical Examiner says there doesn’t “appear to be anything suspicious about his death.”

“We have not seen anything at the scene that would make us believe there was anything suspicious,” Massey said.

He said, however, that police are waiting for the results of toxicology reports from the medical examiner’s office. “It can take a while to get all of them back,” he said.

A police officer went to the building about 6 a.m. Monday to check on a man who reportedly was sleeping on the steps, and the officer determined he was dead, Massey previously said.

Police were still at the scene at 9 a.m. Monday when the body was removed from the property. Later that day, a woman who lives in the building and asked not to be identified said she called police when she saw the man at about 5:30 a.m. on the steps leading to her apartment, as she didn’t know if he was sleeping, passed out or dead. She said the man had been trying to get custody of a young son.

Brian Huff, another tenant,  said the man had lived for about three years in the second-floor apartment above Huff’s apartment. Huff said the man had an 11-year-old daughter who had lived with him for a time.

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