FBI Boston
Kristen Setera
(617) 223-6110
March 31, 2016

Statement from Special Agent in Charge Harold H. Shaw on Human Remains Recovery Efforts in Providence, Rhode Island

Earlier this afternoon, the FBI Boston Division’s Evidence Response Team, with assistance from the Providence Police Department and Rhode Island State Police, recovered human remains buried in the back of the property at 715 Branch Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island. The remains were turned over to the Rhode Island Office of the State Medical Examiners for testing and DNA analysis. The FBI will remain on scene until we have completed processing the location where the remains were located.

The FBI has been in contact with our regional law enforcement partners relative to unresolved cases and disappearances. Due to the fact that this is an ongoing investigation, we do not anticipate the release of any additional information at this time.