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Decomposing body found at home of former Rhode Island mayor is identified as the late lawmaker, 74

Decomposed body found in home is confirmed to be that of a former Rhode Island mayor Susan Menard – as second body is ready to be identified

  • The two our bodies had been found severely decomposed after neighbors didn’t see the pair for greater than per week and a robust odor started to emanate from the home 
  • Menard was the metropolis of Woonsocket’s longest serving mayor; she was in office from 1995-2009
  • Causes of dying haven’t but been decided, however police say each people had ‘fairly important’ medical points 

One of two severely decomposed our bodies found at the home of former Rhode Island mayor Susan Menard earlier this week was confirmed to be the former politician.

Menard, a Democrat who served as Woonsocket mayor between 1995 and 2009, was 74 at the time of her dying.

Authorities are nonetheless working to identify the second, which was that of a male additionally in his mid-70s.

Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Oates stated that the division is conscious that each deceased people had ‘fairly important’ medical points.

He hasn’t shared any additional indication as to who the second deceased particular person could also be. It is unclear if Menard was married, or if she had a companion at the time of her dying.  

She was the metropolis’s longest serving chief of the 134-year-old metropolis, in accordance with the historical past on its website, and solely the second elected feminine mayor in the state’s historical past.

Woonsocket, Rhode Island former Mayor Susan Menard (D) was found useless in her home with a companion earlier this week

The cause of death for the former politician has not been determined by foul play is not suspected

The trigger of dying for the former politician has not been decided by foul play is not suspected

Neighbors called the authorities after they had not seen the couple for a week and a strong odor began emanating from the house

Neighbors known as the authorities after they’d not seen the couple for per week and a robust odor started emanating from the home

Two bodies were found at the scene, one of Susan Menard, and the other an unidentified male in his mid-70s

Two our bodies had been found at the scene, one of Susan Menard, and the different an unidentified male in his mid-70s

Officials said no foul play was suspected and that both individuals reportedly had a history of health issues

Officials stated no foul play was suspected and that each people reportedly had a historical past of well being points

The metropolis of 43,000 individuals is positioned about 20 miles northwest of Providence.

Police had been reportedly notified of the our bodies Monday afternoon, when a neighbor reported that he had not seen the couple for greater than per week.

A robust odor was additionally emanating from the home, in accordance with Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Oates.

A neighbor, Freddie Herrera, additionally stated that he observed ‘loads of flies round the home windows,’ which in the end signaled to him it was time to make a name. 

Causes of dying for each people are nonetheless pending, however foul play is not suspected and authorities found ‘no outward indicators’ of any kind of battle. 

Further particulars of this points haven’t been share. 

Current Woonsocket mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt stated, ‘On behalf of the residents of the metropolis and workers of the metropolis of Woonsocket, we lengthen our deepest condolences to her household and buddies.’

She stated Menard can be remembered for her ‘robust character’ and ‘want to guide.’

Menard had a daughter who unexpectedly died in 2009 at the age of 31, and a brother, who predeceased her by just some days. He died Saturday at the age of 81. 

Menard was Woonsocket's longest serving mayor and only the second woman elected to be a mayor in the state of Rhode Island

Menard was Woonsocket’s longest serving mayor and solely the second lady elected to be a mayor in the state of Rhode Island

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