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Portsmouth man’s death doesn't appear to be criminal in nature

Deceased identified as Richard Camara, 65

Posted 12/31/20

PORTSMOUTH — The death of a man found outside his home Wednesday morning does not appear to be criminal in nature, according to a preliminary investigation by police.

At about 8:30 a.m. …

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Portsmouth man’s death doesn't appear to be criminal in nature

Deceased identified as Richard Camara, 65

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PORTSMOUTH — The death of a man found outside his home Wednesday morning does not appear to be criminal in nature, according to a preliminary investigation by police.

At about 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 30, Portsmouth Police responded to 14 Mare Terrace for a reported deceased party. Upon arrival, officers found a 65-year-old male, later identified as Richard Camara, laying in the driveway outside his home

The cause of death was not immediately apparent, although officers observed that Mr. Camara had sustained some injuries, police said in a press release today.

The Portsmouth Police Detective Division, assisted by members of the Rhode Island State Police, opened an investigation into the cause of Mr. Camara’s death.  

“This is an ongoing matter, however the preliminary investigation does not appear to be of a criminal nature,” Detective Lt. John Cahoon stated in the press release.

In a brief phone interview earlier on Thursday, Deputy Police Chief Michael Arnold said police were waiting for the results from the medical examiner.

"We can't classify it as anything yet. Hopefully we'll learn more from the M.E,” he said.

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