Mutilated body found on Cape Cod beach wearing Cranston company - ABC6 - Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather

Mutilated body found on Cape Cod beach wearing Cranston company shirt

Posted: Updated:
  • NationalMore>>

  • Key prosecution witness heard in ex-Va. gov trial

    Key prosecution witness heard in ex-Va. gov trial

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:16 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:16:42 GMT
    They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who'd soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick....More >>
    They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who'd soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick. The other,...More >>
  • Philanthropist calls for saving Corcoran in court

    Philanthropist calls for saving Corcoran in court

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:57:52 GMT
    Wayne Reynolds, a leading Washington philanthropist, laid out an alternative plan in court hearings this week to save one of the nation's oldest museums and its college as a judge considers whether to break up...More >>
    Wayne Reynolds, a leading Washington philanthropist, laid out an alternative plan in court hearings this week to save one of the nation's oldest museums and its college as a judge considers whether to break up the...More >>
  • AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers

    AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:39 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:39:41 GMT
    Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.More >>
    Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.More >>

By: Samantha Lavien

Slavien@abc6.com

Twitter: @samanthalavien

Authorities in Cape Cod are investigating a mutilated body found at Town Neck beach in Sandwich.

At a press conference on Friday The Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe released pictures of the t–shirt the victim was wearing in the hopes that the public will help identify the man found with no head, arms or legs.

"The usual measures of identification are compromised,” said O'Keefe.

The shirt is from Cranston Windustrial Company based in Warwick. The company told investigators the shirts were given to customers for free.

"They have been extremely cooperative. They have pinpointed to us that that shirt may be in the 6 to 8 year old range. They make new shirts all the time," said O'Keefe.

Because of the possible Ocean State connection, Rhode Island State police are assisting in the investigation.

The victim's body was discovered wrapped in a tarp Wednesday night by someone walking on the beach.

Investigators found the man's torso connected to a dolly.

The victim is described as a black man likely around 6 ft tall weighing between 220 and 230 pounds.

As far as identifying characteristics authorities can only point to a 3 to 4 inch scar on the man's stomach.

During the press conference the D.A. did not release how the victim died.

"This is a fairly recent event and so we want this information out to the public as quickly as we can get it," said O'Keefe.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Town Neck Beach from June 2nd through June 4th to report any suspicious vehicles or activity they may have noticed to police at 508–790–5799.


(C) WLNE-TV 2014
Powered by WorldNow

10 Orms Street Providence, R.I. 02904
401-453-8000

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WLNE.
All Rights Reserved.

For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.