Golf Course Searched In Unsolved Murder Case



A Rhode Island golf course was searched yesterday after a tip lead authorities to it in connection with an unsolved murder case from 2015. It is unclear whether golfers were playing while the search took place.

WJAR Providence has the full report:

Police said a massive search operation Monday morning at the Button Hole golf course in Providence was connected to an unsolved murder in Cumberland.

About 50 people from Cumberland police, state police and K-9 search and rescue teams searched the property for about four hours.

While divers spent a good portion of the day in a pond, authorities said nothing was found.

Chief John Desmarais of the Cumberland Police Department told NBC 10 News that the search and rescue teams were not looking for a body, but he would not specify exactly what they were looking for. He would only say they were searching for evidence connected to a killing on Indiana Avenue on Oct. 9, 2015.

At the time, Cumberland police said 80-year-old Stanley Stowik died unexpectedly inside his home. Police called his death suspicious and a medical examiner ruled that the cause of death was homicidal violence.

[WJAR]

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