One of two bodies recovered decomposing wrong a location successful Woonsocket, Rhode Island, connected Monday has been identified arsenic the town’s erstwhile politician Susan Menard, who lived astatine the property, authorities said Wednesday.
The 2nd assemblage had not yet been identified and the determination of what caused some deaths is inactive pending, the Office of State Medical Examiners said successful a statement.
Menard was 73, according to nationalist records. She had lived with her longtime boyfriend, who was besides successful his 70s and, similar her, had wellness problems, the Boston Globe reported.
A acrophobic neighbour called constabulary to the location Monday day aft noticing a foul odor and realizing that helium hadn’t seen anyone astatine the location successful a mates of weeks, section presumption WPRI reported.
Officers reportedly entered the location done a rear model and recovered the bodies successful abstracted rooms. Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Oates told HuffPost connected Tuesday that nary foul play was suspected but that an probe remained ongoing.
Menard was Woonsocket’s archetypal pistillate politician and its longest-serving, holding bureau from 1995 until 2009, according to the city’s website.
People near candles, flowers and stuffed animals connected the home’s steps connected Wednesday. A achromatic cloth was besides placed implicit Menard’s representation wrong Woonsocket City Hall, WJAR reported.
“She was a precise beardown woman,” her son-in-law, Jim Pilavin, told the Globe. “She had a beardown intellect. She was a devoted parent to her children, devoted grandma to her grandchildren.”
Menard’s brother, Robert Miller, died connected Saturday astatine property 81, according to an online obituary. His ceremonial was scheduled for this Thursday.