Autopsy results released in Alton homicide case

1:27 PM, Nov 25, 2012   |    comments
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ALTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Authorities say the death of a woman inside her home last week in Alton was a domestic violence homicide.

In a news release issued Sunday morning from Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland, it states the conclusion was made following the autopsies on Danielle Folsom Reed, her estranged husband Scott Reed, and Daniel Young.  All three bodies were found inside the Reed's home in Alton November 19th.

State police detectives say Danielle Reed was killed by her husband early Monday afternoon inside the home.  The State Medical Examiner's Office says Danielle Reed died from multiple stab wounds to the neck, and the two men died from close contact gunshot wounds to the head.

The Medical Examiner has ruled Scott Reed's death was a suicide, but more work is necessary to determine the manner of death for Daniel Young. 

Police say Scott Reed met up with Daniel Young at a Bangor restaurant after killing his wife.  The two men spent the rest of the afternoon together, and arrived back at the Reed's home around 5:30 p.m. Monday.  Around 7:00 p.m., police say Scott Reed called a female friend to meet him at the house.  Police say it was that woman who later called police around 7:30 p.m. after she discovered one of the bodies in an upstairs bedroom.

Authorities say Reed and Young had talked in the past about committing suicide.  Police say more interviews and lab work are needed to determine whether Young was shot by Reed, or whether Young committed suicide.

State police say the Reed's were estranged and had been living apart in recent months.  A suicide note by Reed was found inside the house.



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