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Maine man found dead; faulty heater suspected

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State police in Maine say a malfunctioning kerosene heater played a role in the death of a man in Turner.
   Police say the body of 52-year-old Craig Gordon was discovered in a camper trailer on Thursday morning. They say the camper was being heated by two kerosene heaters.
   Investigators are still looking into what kind of malfunction contributed to Gordon's death. They say there was thick smoke and soot in the camper, and carbon monoxide poisoning is another possibility.
   The state medical examiner is to determine how Gordon died.
   Plunging temperatures and gusty winds have made their way into the Northeastern U.S., the next victim in the path of dangerously cold temperatures to hit the country.
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