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Police need help identifying body found 27 years ago

AUGUSTA - State Police are once again turning to the public for help in identifying a man whose body was found off the coast of Maine 27 years ago.

In was August 9, 1990 when people aboard a pleasure boat found the remains floating about 8 miles east of Baker Island.


Despite numerous attempts, the man's identity remains a mystery.


State Police released these photos of the mans clothing with hope someone will recognize them.


He was wearing a blue winter coat with red lining, a blue corduroy shirt and rubber boots that were made in Czechoslovakia.


He was about 5 foot, 5 inches tall, 40 to 50 years old and had a stocky build with short dark hair.


He also had undergone operations for a hernia repair and was missing his spleen.


Investigators have worked with Canadian authorities on missing persons cases from both sides of the border, but none match the man's description.


They've also investigated whether the man may have fallen from a ship or fishing boat.


Anyone with information that can help is urged to contact the Maine State Police in Augusta.

Craig Colson

News Director/Producer/Anchor
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Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.

Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.

Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.