Steven A. Reed, 64, of Waldoboro, was last seen in Bangor on November 4, 2017. His body was found May 8 on the banks of the Penobscot. Credit: Maine State Police

Police have confirmed Monday that a body found last week along the banks of the Penobscot River in Searsport is that of Steven Reed, a 64-year-old Waldoboro man who has been missing since November.

Reed was last seen leaving Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor on Nov. 4 after being discharged. Last week, authorities requested help in locating Reed, who reportedly suffered from alcoholism and depression.

Meanwhile, Searsport and state police detectives recovered a body from the banks of the Penobscot on May 8. They sent the remains to the Maine medical examiner’s office, which identified the body as Reed.

Reed’s relatives were notified during the weekend.

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