The dead body found Sunday afternoon in Orrington has been identified as that of Loren Wadas-Kelly, 28, of Bucksport.

Wadas-Kelly’s body was found on the riverbank about 4:33 p.m., according to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

Wadas-Kelly is believed to have been canoeing with her husband, 28-year-old Levi Kelly, also of Bucksport.

Kelly has not been located as of Tuesday evening, although the canoe that is believed to be the one that the couple had been using was recovered early on Sunday, according to officials.

The circumstances of Wadas-Kelly’s death are under investigation, and an active air, ground and water search is underway to attempt to locate Kelly.  

Wadas-Kelly was a University of Maine senior majoring in marine sciences who had transferred to the school this semester, the university said Wednesday morning.

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Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.