More than a year and a half after he went missing, the skeletal remains of Anson Snowdeal have been found.
On November 14, 2023, human remains were found by land surveyors in the woods off Red Bridge Road, not far from where Anson’s Apple Tag last pinged.
The remains were taken to the medical examiner’s office to determine the cause and manner of death.
On November 21, 2023, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner positively identified the remains as belonging to Anson Snowdeal.
“The cause and manner of death are pending but the autopsy and police investigation does not support that Mr. Snowdeal’s death was the result of criminal conduct,” the press release states.
No further details have been released at this time.
The Disappearance of Anson Snowdeal
At the time of his disappearance Anson lived in Ellsworth, Maine with his wife and children. He’s described as a loving person who gave all to his children.
On February 9, 2022, Anson Snowdeal was seen at Josie’s Country Store and Cafe on Surry Road in Ellsworth, Maine.
Later that evening he visited his mother’s apartment on Water Street in Ellsworth. He was last seen leaving her residence on foot around 2:00 am, leaving his wallet and cell phone behind. Anson hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Anson’s Apple Tag last pinged to Red Bridge Road in Ellsworth. He lives in Sullivan and may be in the Surry or Blue Hill area.
Several searches were conducted after Anson disappeared, but no clues as to his whereabouts were found.
Some of the reported sightings of Anson have turned out to be his twin brother.
On April 16, 2022, a silent auction was held at the Sullivan Rec Center to benefit Anson’s wife and children.
In April 2022 authorities announced that Anson was the subject of a criminal investigation regarding a business deal made in 2021. The Ellsworth Police Department issued a complaint and obtained an arrest warrant on February 14, 2022, alleging theft and home repair fraud.
Investigators state Anson was aware of the charges at the time of his disappearance, and that they had been in contact with him trying to get the matter resolved.
Ellsworth City Manager and Police Chief Glenn Moshier says there’s no evidence to suggest Anson is endangered, and that he believes he’s avoiding detection.
In May 2022 Anson’s twin brother was charged with stealing his brother’s tools. The charges were dropped in June after investigators found text messages from Anson asking his brother to take the tools.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Anson Snowdeal please contact the Maine State Police at (207) 973-3700 extension 9.