Family and friends remember Leo Corriveau

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Friends and family of the 86-year-old man who died as a result of a homicide Saturday, July 23 remember him as a loving father and good neighbor who enjoyed being outside.

Corriveau was a father of nine children and a longtime Presque Isle resident who ran his own timberland business, according to family members.

The state medical examiner’s office in Augusta performed an autopsy Sunday which concluded that Corriveau’s death was a homicide, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland on Monday.

Police have not released further details about the cause of death, and the investigation is ongoing; however, police arrested 80-year-old Robert Craig of Clearwater, Florida on Thursday, July 28 in connection with Corriveau’s death.

Corriveau’s family members gathered at his home Tuesday morning, and one relative, while declining to be identified, said in a statement: “We are deeply upset and shocked. He was loved and will be missed. He enjoyed being outside.”

Corriveau had lived at the Houlton Road home since the late 1980s and worked as a forestry entrepreneur, buying land, harvesting the timber and selling it, according to Jeffrey Brown, his closest neighbor.

“I knew Leo going on probably 30 years,” Brown said, adding that he last saw him Thursday evening. “He was a good neighbor and nice man.”

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