Maine man found dead on Rome hiking trail
ROME (WGME) -- A 57-year-old man from Mount Vernon was found dead along a hiking trail in Rome late Thursday night, according to the Maine Warden Service.
Wardens say the man was last seen Thursday around 1 p.m. when he left a parking area to snowshoe to the top of Round Top Mountain.
Members of the Rome Fire Department located the man just after 9 p.m. while conducting a ground search with game wardens.
Although it appears as though the cause of death may be exposure, the Maine Chief Medical Examiner’s Office has been contacted and will be evaluating this incident, according wardens.
Maine wardens have identified the body as Brian Peters, 57, from Mt. Vernon, Maine.