Update: Tuesday, September 27 at 3:37 PM:
According to a report from the Portland Press Herald, remains recovered by Maine Marine Patrol have been identified as missing person Theo Ferrara’s by Jean Skorapa, Regional School Unit 5 Superintendant. His body was found in Maquoit Bay by officers during a patrol by aircraft around noontime today.
Although Ferrara’s death is still being investigated, police have previously stated that there was no indication that it was a result of foul play.
Original article, published September 27
Local authorities are continuing their search for a missing Freeport teen who was last seen Thursday. The missing person, identified as 14-year-old Theo Ferrara, is roughly five foot seven inches with brown hair and brown eyes.
Ferrara, a freshman at Freeport High School, was last seen at 4:30 p.m. walking along Flying Point Road near his home, heading north toward Brunswick. He was wearing a white windbreaker, gray shorts with a neon stripe, a blue backpack and a T-shirt.
The search has involved several groups, including the Brunswick Police Department and the Maine Warden Service. A Maine Marine Patrol plane and a Maine Forest Service helicopter joined the search on Sunday after being grounded due to weather on Saturday. Local authorities have set up a staging area at the L.L. Bean Paddling Center, which they temporarily closed to the public.
So far, crews have searched an area of around 7 miles surrounding Ferrara’s home on Flying Point Road, including the coast. The densely-covered Flying Point Road area connects Freeport to Brunswick and contains farmlands dotted with large, estate-style homes.
Authorities have encouraged anyone living in the area to check their home surveillance and trail cameras. Those who have a tip have been directed to call 207-725-5521 and dial option 6 then option 2.
This story will be updated.