(Whitneyville, Me.) - Maine State Police say the death of a man Saturday in Whitneyville has been ruled a homicide.

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Fire officials were called around 2 am Saturday for a house fire at 54 Middle Street in Whitneyville.

The State Fire Marshal's office began to investigate the cause, and located human remains in the burned-out mobile home. The remains were later identified as 48 year old Wayne Foss, a commercial fisherman who lived in the home with his wife and son.

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Officials say Foss' family was not home Friday night.

The cause and manner of death have not been released, but the death has been ruled a homicide.