EAST PROVIDENCE — Numerous media outlets reported Saturday, April 19, a Rehoboth woman, considered missing since earlier in the week and last seen at the Burger King restaurant in city on Taunton Avenue, was discovered late the previous evening deceased in her car in the parking lot of Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro.Joyce Eddy, 57, had been missing since leaving the Burger King Tuesday evening, April 15, after having participated in a ChoruS of East Providence rehearsal at St. Martha Church on Pawtucket Avenue.
According to Rehoboth Police, Mrs. Eddy left the parking lot and began following her husband home. He arrived first, but his wife never made it back to their Rocky Hill Road residence.
Rehoboth Police Sgt. Brian Ramos told The Attleboro Sun newspaper, “No foul play is suspected at this time.”
The Sun report quoted Attleboro police finding Mrs. Eddy in her Honda Civic Friday night, April 18, at approximately10:30 p.m. in the hospital’s visitor’s parking lot. An ambulance was called for a so-called “medical evaluation.” It remains unclear as to why Mrs. Eddy was in the lot.
The Sun report further noted Rehoboth Police detectives also responded to investigate. Sgt. Ramos said the department is handling the investigation with the assistance of Attleboro police and Massachusetts State Police. According to local officials, East Providence Police were not involved in the matter.
After having no contact with family or law enforcement, police eventually considered Mrs. Eddy to be a “missing and possibly endangered person” and issued a public plea Friday through various media for help in finding her.