According to a press release from the Augusta Police Department's Chief Kevin Lully, the five-day search for a domestic violence assault suspect has ended with the discovery of his body.

According to the press release, at about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (July 9), the Augusta Police received a report that what appeared to be a body was spotted at the base of the Cushnoc Crossing (Route 3) bridge.

Once on scene, officers were able to confirm that the object spotted was a human body.  It was later confirmed that the body was that of 40-year-old Justin M. Larrabee.

His family has been notified.

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends in this difficult time.

A previous press release from the Augusta Police Department had explained that at about 1 p.m. on Friday, 40-year-old Justin M. Larrabee allegedly displayed a firearm and made threats against his parents.  He fled the scene before police could arrive.

His vehicle was found a short time after he fled the scene.

The search for Larrabee continued for the next five days, only ending when his body was discovered in the Kennebec River.

This incident prompted a massive police presence and a temporary 'shelter in place' order for the 600 block of Riverside Drive.  In an effort to keep the public informed about the situation, an emergency alert was also sent out to the cell phones of thousands of area residents.

Larrabee had previously been accused of defacing the Maine Law Enforcement Memorial.  In October, he had been indicted for the incident.

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