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Body found behind West Warwick retirement home

West Warwick police say a body was found behind a retirement home on Wakefield Street Thursday night. (WJAR)

West Warwick police said Friday that an unresponsive man was found behind a retirement home on Wakefield Street.

Police said a resident found 70-year-old Richard Toles face down in a grassy area near a stream behind the Monsignor De Angelis Manor at about 9 p.m. Thursday.

Firefighters performed CPR, but Toles was pronounced dead at Kent Hospital.

Police said a path runs along the steam to a nearby drug store. A witness said Toles was known to frequently use the path.

Police said a preliminary investigation revealed no sign of foul play.

The cause of death will be determined by the state medical examiner.


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