Search continues for missing musician after Chickenfest

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Dean Levasseur Courtesy: State Police

HOWLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Partygoers left behind beer bottles, blankets, drug paraphernalia, but no sign of a missing musician after a field party in Howland.

Dean Levasseur, 24, of Freeport, was last seen waiting to take the stage at Chickenfest in Howland at 11 p.m. Saturday night, leaving behind his guitar.

Chickenfest is an annual unsantioned field party and concert organized by University of Maine students.

Maine Forest Rangers estimate 200 to 400 people attended this year's event, which has been likened to Woodstock.

The location moves every year to keep the concert a secret, only advertised by word of mouth.

Search efforts for Levasseur were delayed due to inches of rainfall Sunday and Monday, but Maine Forest Rangers were able to use a helicopter for aerial searching Tuesday.

Assisted by the Maine Warden Service and State Police, volunteer search parties canvassed the scene of the party off of Lagrange Road in Howland throughout the day.

Police have been tracking Levasseur's cell phone activity since his reported disappearance.

The last text message they recorded was sent Sunday morning. They say it did not indicate any signs of danger or distress.

There has been no cell phone activity since Sunday morning.

Levasseur has been described as 5'6'', 145 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a green jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Maine State Police at 207-866-2121.


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