By: Kainani Stevens


Twitter: @KainaniStevens

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Providence handyman has been charged with murder after the body of a missing North Providence woman was found in an apartment building he managed.

57-year-old John Seal was arraigned in Providence Superior Court on Tuesday for charges of first degree murder and mutilation of a dead body.

Police believe John Seal killed 61-year-old Judith O’Brien of North Providence at some point in August of 2017. O’Brien’s body was found six weeks later in a locked utility closet in the apartment building where Seal was a handyman.

Seal was held without bail and is due back in court in April.

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