43-year-old Stephanie Ranieri and 48-year-old Chad Adams of Hiram were discovered deceased outside of a home on Clemons Cove in Hiram earlier this week.
On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, shortly after 4:00 pm, Troopers with the Maine State Police Southern Field Troop responded to a disturbance complaint at the end of Clemons Cove in Hiram. Troopers arrived and discovered two individuals deceased outside of the home. Major Crimes Unit South Detectives and Troopers investigated the scene throughout the evening as the bodies of the two deceased were transported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta to determine the cause and manner of their deaths. On Thursday, September 14, 2023 autopsies were conducted on the two individuals who were identified as 43-year-old Stephanie Ranieri of Hiram and 48-year-old Chad Adams of Hiram. Ranieri and Adams were previously in a relationship. The Medical Examiner has ruled the death of Stephanie Ranieri as a homicide and the death of Chad Adams as a suicide. There is no threat to the public. The case remains under investigation.