Bangor Police are investigating after a body was recovered from the Kenduskeag Stream.

Officials said a woman walking her dog over the weekend noticed the body near the shoreline and notified authorities. Bangor Police identified the man as 35-year-old Lance Bradford of Levant. Bradford was released from jail in April after being sentenced to time served for a burglary.

Authorities suspect Bradford died of a drug overdose but say it will take several weeks before toxicology test results confirm that. At this point, his death is not considered suspicious.

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Bradford was arrested on May 5, 2021 after breaking into a man's home on West Broadway in Bangor and assaulting the homeowner. The victim got away from Bradford and called police while the suspect ran into a home at the corner of Pier Street and Broadway. At that address, he tried to jump from one roof to another but fell to the ground where police were waiting. He sustained minor injuries and was taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

Bangor Police Sergeant Wade Betters said Bradford had an extensive criminal history.

We'll update this story as more details become available. 

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