Two severely decomposed bodies were found in the home of a former Rhode Island mayor Susan Menard on Monday.
According to reports, a neighbor called the police to conduct a welfare check saying he hadn’t seen the elderly couple in a week.
The neighbor also told police there was a strong odor coming from the Woonsocket home.
Officers discovered the deceased elderly couple upon entering the home.
Police say there were no signs of foul play.
NBC News reported:
Two bodies have been found “in a lengthy stage of decomposition” in the home of former Rhode Island mayor Susan Menard, police said.
A neighbor called police shortly after 4 p.m. Monday saying he hadn’t seen the elderly couple who lived in the residence on Marian Lane in Woonsocket in about a week and a strong odor was coming from the home, Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Oates said.
Officers responded to the home and ended up forcing entry. Once inside, they located two people deceased, one male and one female.
Oates said due to their state of decomposition, they couldn’t be positively identified.