READFIELD, Maine — Authorities were investigating the death of 58-year-old Debra Barton of Readfield on Wednesday night, according to Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland.

Barton’s family members found her dead inside her home at 789 Main St. on Wednesday afternoon.

“At this point, the death is not being classified other than a death under investigation and we expect to know more following the autopsy,” McCausland said in an email.

The death was reported to the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department, which is working with Maine State Police to determine the cause of death, McCausland said.

An autopsy by the state medical examiner’s office is scheduled for Thursday.

Nell Gluckman

Nell is the education reporter for the Bangor Daily News, but she will be helping out the political team by covering the 2nd Congressional District election this year. Before joining the Bangor Daily News...