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Maine State Police identify two men killed in Castle Hill Tuesday morning

CASTLE HILL, Maine Speculation into what took place in the small community of Castle Hill spread quickly throughout Aroostook County on Tuesday after police discovered two men who were reportedly killed inside a pickup truck earlier that morning 

Maine State Police identified the victims as 51-year-old Roger Ellis and 25-year-old Allen Curtis. Both Ellis and Curtis were residents of Castle Hill, according to police late Tuesday afternoon.

The men were found in a red 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, which Ellis owned, according to police. 

Just after midnight on Tuesday, Maine State troopers reported to 2052 State Road on Route 227 for a suspicious noise complaint. Officers initially thought they were dealing with a car collision between an ATV and a pickup truck, but soon realized that was not the case when they found the two men, the release stated. 

Throughout the morning, police closed a 2.5-mile stretch of the State Road on Route 227 and created detours around the Waddell and Turner roads as they investigated the deaths. By 2:30 p.m., the State Road that was previously blocked off was reopened. 

As of Tuesday evening, no arrests had been made in the case, according to Stephen McCausland of the Maine State Police. 

Officers and detectives will continue to investigate the case throughout the night and into Wednesday. Maine State Police is asking residents in the area who heard a loud ATV on Monday evening to contact the Maine State Police station in Houlton.

In addition, detectives are asking area homeowners who have video surveillance systems pointed at the road to also contact them, per the release. 

This story will be updated.

Staff writers Nina Mahaleris and Anthony Brino contributed to this report.

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