International student died from stab wound, detectives say

WELLS, Maine --An international student found outside a boarding house last week died from a single stab wound, but the death is not necessarily being treated as suspicious, officials said Monday.

The victim, Aliaksei Vasileuski, 20, of Shchuchin, Belarus, was identified through fingerprints, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. His name was released Monday after relatives were notified.

Vasileuski, a student at the National Technical University in Minsk, Belarus, was working for a food vendor at a Maine Turnpike plaza in Kennebunk, McCausland said.

Vasileuski's body was found on June 20, two days after his arrival in Maine, outside a boarding house on U.S. 1 that caters to guest workers from outside the United States, police said. A knife was found at the scene.

State police investigators have a theory of what took place but have not put Vasileuski's death into any specific category, McCausland said. The death continues to be investigated by state police detectives, the spokesman said.