BURRILLVILLE – A dead body was found by a popular fishing area in Burrillville Sunday morning, and police are now investigating what led to the gruesome discovery.
Burrillville police and members of the Harrisville Fire Department were called to Little Round Top fishing area for a report of body partially submerged in the water around 10:48 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5. Officials recovered the deceased individual from the lake, located off of Round Top Road.
The Rhode Island Medical Examiner was contacted and reported to the scene to take custody of the female.
Major Albert Carlow said officials were notified via a 911 call and police have not yet released the identity of the victim. The case is currently under investigation by the Burrillville Police Department with more information expected to be released in the coming days.
Editor’s note: an update on this breaking news story can be found here.