Woman Dies In Hebron Hunting Accident [UPDATE]
The Warden Service has identified the people involved in Maine's first fatal hunting accident of the season in Hebron.
The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Karen Wrentzel, who was not hunting when she was shot and killed. She was shot just after 10:00 Saturday morning in a wooded area off the Greenwood Mountain Road, near the Minot town line. It's not clear at this point what she was doing in the woods.
Corporal John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service says the shooter was a 38-year-old Hebron man who was hunting deer with his father. There's no connection between the two men and the victim prior to yesterday's accident.
The Warden Service is working the Attorney General to determine whether any charges will be filed. This is the first fatal accident of this hunting season, happening on the first day of firearm season for deer, open only to Maine residents. Officials continue to investigate this incident which is the first hunting-related fatality in four years in Maine.
We'll update this story as more details become available.