On Friday, September 6, 2013, at approximately 6:00 PM the Wickford Barracks began an investigation into the discovery of human remains in a heavily wooded area north from Ten Rod Road near Purgatory Road in the Town of Exeter. The remains were located by a Warwick resident scouting the area in preparation for deer hunting season.
Members of the Detective Bureau joined the investigation and worked with members of the Office of State Medical Examiner to process the scene and recover the skeletal remains. Although there are no overt signs of foul play, the State Police Detective Bureau is conducting the investigation in a manner consistent with a homicide in order to preserve any and all potential evidence.
At this point the remains have not been identified and the investigation is continuing.
On May 3, 2013, the Rhode Island State Police learned that Mamadou N. Fal-Camara, age 42, of Newportville, Pennsylvania and more recently of Brockton, Massachusetts left the Phoenix House at 251 Main Street, Exeter and had not been heard from. The investigation into the Mr. Fal-Camara's disappearance continues and included a search of the wooded area surrounding the Phoenix House by the State Police K-9 Unit. Depending on the route traveled, Phoenix House is two to three miles from the location where the human remains were recovered.
There is no conclusive evidence that links the recovered human remains and Mr. Fal-Camara's disappearance at this time.
MEDIA CONTACT: Major Todd Catlow, Detective Commander, (401) 444-1006.