UPDATE: Vinalhaven death ruled homicide; victim suffered ‘injuries inflicted with a knife’

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 3:15pm

VINALHAVEN (June 19, 2:55 p.m.) — Maine State Police said Friday afternoon, June 19, that the death of Roger Feltis, who died on Vinalhaven Island Sunday night, June 14, has been ruled a homicide. Feltis died as “as a result of injuries inflicted with a knife,” the Maine Office of Public Safety said.

“Feltis was fatally injured during a confrontation at the home of Dorian and Briannah Ames on the Roberts Cemetery Road,” said Maine State Police,  June 19. “Briannah Ames was also injured during the confrontation and was treated and released from Pen Bay Medical Center.”

Investigators of State Police and Knox County Sheriff’s Office continue to review evidence, autopsy reports and interviews, in consultation with the Maine Attorney General’s Office.

“The State Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death a homicide,” said Maine State Police.

Currently, “there are no charges,” said State Police spokesman Steve McCausland, as the investigation continues.


(June 15, 4:38 p.m.) — State Police say the man whose death is under investigation on Vinalhaven Island, Sunday, June 14 into Monday, June 15, is Roger Feltis, 28.

Feltis moved to the island a few months ago from Waldoboro.

State Police detectives, along with the Knox County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate Feltis’ death, which took place at a house on Roberts Cemetery Road.

An autopsy began this afternoon, June 15, at the State Medical Examiner's Office. 

Evidence Recovery Technicians have spent the day gathering evidence and detectives and deputies have been conducting interviews as they continue to investigate the circumstances of the death.  

Maine State Police, Knox Sheriff’s Office investigate Vinalhaven death  (posted June 15 at 12:09 p.m.)

Maine State Police and the Knox County Sheriff's Office are investigating the circumstances of the death of a man on Vinalhaven Island Sunday night, June 14.   

Deputies and detectives have been on the island since the call was received Sunday about 9:45 p.m. of an incident at a home on Roberts Cemetery Road, according to state police spokesman Stephen McCausland, in a June 15 news release.

Both agencies remain on the island today. 
The dead man is being transported to the State Medical Examiners Office in Augusta for autopsy. 
A woman was also injured in the incident and was treated and released from PenBay Medical Center in Rockport June 15, McCausland said. 
Names are being withheld at this hour.  The Maine Marine Patrol assisted in transporting investigators from the mainland.