Monday, March 2, 2015

Homicide Investigation - Houlton

NEWS RELEASE from the Maine Department of Public Safety
from Spokesman Steve McCausland - 626-3811

State Police now say they are investigating the death of a Houlton man as a homicide. The victim is 61 year old Keith Suitter, who lived alone at his mobilehome on Hillview Ave.

Suitter's body was discovered by a friend who had gone to check on him after Suitter's pickup truck was found stuck in a snowbank about a half mile from Suitter's home late Sunday night. Detectives are asking for the public's help from anyone who had seen Suitter over the weekend or his pickup truck, which is a red Ford 150.

Detectives spent Monday gathering evidence from the scene where the truck had gone off the road and from Suitter's mobilehome. Suitter had lived at the mobilehome for the past 20 years.

The truck will be transported to the State Police crime lab in Augusta and an autopsy on Suitter is scheduled for Tuesday morning at the State Medical Examiner's Office.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the State Police barracks in Houlton at 532-5400.