Skowhegan man died from accidental drowning, medical examiner rules

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Vaughn Giggey was missing for four days in August before his body was found in a stream.

By Doug Harlow
Staff Writer

SKOWHEGAN — A Skowhegan man whose body was found in August near his Main Street home died from accidental drowning, according to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner.


A MOTHER’S SORROW: Rosanne Dubay, mother of Vaughn Giggey, displays a photo of him after he disappeared in August while walking from his Skowhegan home to hers. With her is Giggey’s niece, Arrienna Bowring. His body was found later in Currier Brook about a quarter-mile from his home on Main Street.

File photo by Jeff Pouland

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Vaughn Giggey III, 40, fell into a 3-foot-deep pool the night of Aug. 23 in a brook in thick woods and brush as he tried to make his way to his mother’s house, according to the investigative report that the medical examiner’s office released Tuesday to the Morning Sentinel.

The report states that Giggey had not been drinking alcohol, but it cited anecdotal evidence that he’d been using marijuana and that his reaction to it might have caused him to take the route he did.

Giggey’s girlfriend, Brandy Remmers, told police he was “tripping on marijuana” and appeared paranoid and was “talking nonsense,” according to the report, which also states he was not known to smoke marijuana regularly.

Giggey sought a route

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