Police continue to probe Downeast home invasion, killing

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Maine State Police cruisers in the driveway of a Cherryfield home where a man was found dead. (Bangor Daily News photo)

CHERRYFIELD, Maine - Destructive devices were found on Saturday at a Cherryfield residence that was the site of a deadly home invasion last week.
During the search at 65 East Side Road in Addison police say they discovered several such devices, which were rendered safe without incident.
Thursday's violent home invasion unfolded around 9:15 p.m. when the Washington County Sheriff's Office was called to a residence on Tenan Lane in Cherryfield for reports of a home invasion. When deputies arrived they found an adult female with serious but not life threatening injuries, an adult male with minor injuries and 36-year-old Matthew Adams of Whitneyville deceased. His death has been ruled a homicide following a Friday autopsy.
Maine State Police Detectives from Major Crimes Unit North and members of the Evidence Response Team are assisting in the ongoing investigation.
Police do not believe there is an ongoing public safety risk. They have not released the victim's manner of death.

Anyone with pertinent information is asked to call State Police at 207-973-3700.

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