Road closure due to police investigation in Castle Hill

Update: State Police say the deaths of two men inside a pickup truck in the Aroostook County Town of Castle Hill are being investigated as a double homicide. Troopers were called to the scene along Route 227 just after midnight. The road has been closed between Turner and Waddell Roads since the early morning hours and is not expected to reopen until this afternoon. Castle Hill is between Presque Isle and Ashland.

Stephen McCausland of the Maine State Police said the suspect is still on the loose and the public should stay aware of their surroundings.

The state police have closed The State Rd (Rt 227) in Castle Hill between Turner Rd and Waddell Rd. According to the state police Facebook page, motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes. WAGM has a reporter on the scene and calls out to authorities. We will have more details as they become available.