Police in Maine say a man reported missing by his family last week in Portland has been found dead inside his car in a Westbrook supermarket parking lot. His dog was found with him, but alive.

Westbrook police say the body of 48-year-old Paul Spaltro of Portland was found Saturday morning inside his vehicle in the parking lot of the Shaw’s Supermarket on Main Street.

Portland police say his death does not appear to be suspicious. His golden retriever was found unharmed but hungry and dehydrated inside the older model Lincoln LS Sedan and was turned over to family members.

 

Portland Police Department

Spaltro's family last heard from him on Tuesday and reported him missing on Wednesday. He was found 8 am Saturday. Family say he had recently been unemployed and had been living at the Motel 6 on Riverside Street in Portland. Spaltro's belongings were still at the motel after he disappeared. Friends reported that Spaltro had mentioned taking a trip to Saco.

The Lincoln sedan found in a Westbrook supermarket parking lot, pictured here earlier in Portand (Portland Police Department photo)

The Maine State Medical Examiner's Office is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause and circumstances of Spaltro's death.