2006-11-16 / Front Page

Body found in Reservoir Circle home

By Donna K. Drago

The state medical examiner's office is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death of a man from Reservoir Circle who was found dead Tuesday morning in his home.

Jamestown Police Chief Thomas Tighe said he could not release the name of the man who he described as being "in his 60s" until the next of kin was notified.

Tighe said the police received a call from a friend of the man Tuesday morning asking if they would do a "well-being check," because the friend had been calling and had not been able to get in contact with the Reservoir Circle man, the chief said.

"The man lived alone and was found alone," the police chief said. He would not say if there was any sign of foul play, "until the M.E. has a chance to do their thing."

Jamestown police called in the Rhode Island State Police to assist in the investigation "because any time a body is found dead we must conduct an investigation, and get a ruling from the medical examiner's office," Tighe said.

According to the town tax rolls, the modest raised ranch house, at 96 Reservoir Circle, has been owned since 1981 by Daniel Donahue.

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