A Bangor arson happened before midnight on Feb. 17, 1981 and was extinguished when an arson at Phillips Lake occurred sometime before 4 am on Feb. 18.  The news reported the Feb. 17 arson but the Feb. 18 arson was not reported until one week later.  Feb. 25, the local news reported that an unidentified body had been found buried under six day old 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 several hours before the Phillips Lake arson. He does 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.