Police are waiting for answers from the Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s Office, after a 44-year-old man was found dead in a Child Street home last Friday afternoon.
Police were called to the 169 Child St. home owned by Amelia Smith around 2:30 p.m. by a woman who said her son was not breathing. When they arrived, the man was unresponsive. As police units waited outside and inside, investigators from the Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s Officer arrived; several police cars stayed on the scene for more than 90 minutes after their first arrival.
Warren police Lt. Roland Brule said police do not suspect foul play. However, their investigation is open while they wait for result from the ME’s office, he said. Though he would not comment further on the victim, other sources confirmed the deceased was John Francis Monize, 44.
Note: An earlier report quoted a neighbor who said at least one police officer drew a gun after responding to the residence. Lt. Brule said no officers drew their weapon during their investigation.