Two our bodies have been discovered “in a prolonged stage of decomposition” within the dwelling of former Rhode Island mayor Susan Menard, police mentioned.
A neighbor referred to as police shortly after 4 p.m. Monday saying he hadn’t seen the aged couple who lived within the residence on Marian Lane in Woonsocket in a few week and a powerful odor was coming from the house, Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Oates mentioned.
The residence belonged to Susan Menard, Oates mentioned, Woonsocket’s longest serving mayor who was in workplace from 1995 to 2009, in line with town’s web site.
Officers responded to the house and ended up forcing entry. As soon as inside, they situated two individuals deceased, one male and one feminine.
Oates mentioned attributable to their state of decomposition, they could not be positively recognized.
The stays are actually with the medical expert for identification, in addition to to find out the style of dying.
“There’s no outward indicators of any foul play or any kind of a wrestle,” Oates mentioned. “We’re conscious that each of those people, in the event that they’re who we predict they’re, had medical points that had been fairly vital.”
Police wouldn’t affirm if Menard was one of many deceased.
Woonsocket, dwelling to 43,000 individuals, is situated about 20 miles northwest of Windfall.
Woonsocket resident Lorraine Tessier questioned why it took so lengthy for the our bodies to be discovered.
“I haven’t seen them shortly as a result of my sister normally walks this on a regular basis and occasionally, I’d stroll together with her across the neighborhood and I haven’t seen them shortly,” Tessier mentioned to NBC affiliate WJAR of Windfall. “Didn’t anyone examine on them? Grandchildren? Son? What occurred?”