Dead body found in Newport porta-potty

This is a file image of a Newport police cruiser. (WLNE)

NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — The Newport Police Department said a dead body was found in a porta-potty.

Police said they got a call about a possible dead body in the area of Coddington Highway and John Chaffee Boulevard Monday morning.

Responders confirmed there was a the body of a man in the porta-potty. They said he is a 48 years old and from Newport.

Further information will be released following the notifying of his family.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information is released.

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