|A Bangor arson happened before midnight on
Feb. 17, 1981 and was extinguished when an arson at Phillips Lake
occurred sometime sometime between 3 am and 3:30 am on Feb. 18. The news reported the Feb. 17 arson
but the Feb.
18 arson was not reported until one week later. The day after Mike
was found, Feb. 25, the local
news reported that an unidentified body had been found buried under a six day old
pile of fire rubble. The article said that Fire chief Norman Herrin
saw a man leaving the area through the woods. Ten days later, Feb. 28,
A. Jay Higgins of the Bangor Daily News reported the two arsons and a
drug sting that happened about 3 hours before the Phillips Lake arson.
not mention the fleeing man. He reported that investigators were questioning the arson-drug
connection, not why a man lost his life and was left for a week under a
pile of burned rubble.