A photo portrait of William M. Cohen is on display at Bangor City Hall.

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A Brooklin selectman and former mayor of Bangor shot his wife before shooting himself in an early July murder-suicide, according to investigators.

The state medical examiner’s office on Wednesday released the findings of its autopsies of William M. and Pamela Cohen, who were found dead in their home near Naskeag Point July 2.

Both died from gunshots to the head, the state medical examiner’s office said. William Cohen, who was 75, is believed to have shot and killed Pamela, who was 71, before he shot himself, they said.

No information has been released about what may have caused or contributed to the murder-suicide.

William Cohen had been a member of the town’s Select Board since 2015 and was its chairman at the time of his death. In the early 1990s, he served for six years on the Bangor City Council, including one year as council chair.

Beside serving as an elected official, Bill Cohen was president of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce in 1988 and worked for more than 20 years as a spokesperson for various large companies in Maine, including Bangor Hydro, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, International Paper and Verso Paper.

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