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Maine AG: Juvenile Held at Long Creek Youth Center Dies

LEWISTON, Maine - A juvenile being held at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland has died.  Few details are being released about the nature of the death or the person's identity.

The Maine Attorney General's Office confirmed that the case has been reported to the chief medical examiner "for review to determine time, date, place, cause, manner and circumstances of the death." 

In a written statement, a spokesman for the AG's Office said that because the individual was a juvenile, and because of confidentiality provisions for juveniles, there would be no further comment at this time. 

On Saturday, the Maine Department of Corrections issued a press release saying that a Long Creek resident had been involved in an unspecified incident and that "all appropriate action" was being taken to deal with the situation.  It's unclear whether the two events are related. 

DOC Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick issued a statement saying that he was also prohibited by state law from providing additional information about juveniles in state custody.