Police: Body found near East Providence bike path

By Chris Sheppard


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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A body washed up on shore and was discovered by a pedestrian near the Squatum Association on the East Bay Bike Path Saturday morning.

Police say around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, someone was walking along the bike path near Squantum Road when they discovered a deceased male washed up on the shoreline.

Police say the death does not appear to be suspicious, but that the body had been in the water for “a period of time”.

The Medical Examiner's Office now has custody of the body, and will work with East Providence Police detectives to determine a cause of death, according to police.

Police have not yet released the identity of the deceased.