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    RI - James, 60, & Marian Soares, 53, found in septic tank, Warren, July 2008

    Police have found the bodies of a missing Rhode Island couple in a septic tank in their yard.

    Sixty-year-old James A. Soares Sr. and 53-year-old Marian F. Soares had last been seen at the beginning of the month. They were reported missing by family members July 15 after they missed a family reunion.

    Police went to the couple's house in Warren on Saturday and excavated the yard with a backhoe.

    Police removed two body bags with their remains, along with several bags of dirt.

    The Providence Journal reported that a family member has been arrested, but no one has been charged. Authorities did not elaborate.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080726/...hg51WV3mFH2ocA


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    Poor souls.

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    RI - James Soares, 60, & Marian Soares, 53, Warren, 9 July 2008

    01:00 AM EDT on Sunday, July 27, 2008


    By Felice J. Freyer

    Journal Staff Writer

    The Soares’ house on Baltimore Avenue in Warren.


    Two bodies, believed to be a Warren couple missing for about two weeks, were dug out of a cesspool behind their house yesterday.
    The state police said they think the couple — James A. Soares Sr., 60, and Marian F. Soares, 53 — were killed. They said they have “a family member in custody.” But they declined to identify the relative and said no one has been charged.
    “It’s definitely a homicide investigation,” Maj. Steven O’Donnell said at a brief afternoon news conference outside the Lincoln state police barracks.
    Asked about the whereabouts of the couple’s adult son, O’Donnell said, “I’m not sure where the son is at this point.”
    Neighbors said the couple had a son, James, who was in his 20s and lived with them.
    O’Donnell declined to say what led the police to the cesspool yesterday morning and whether any injuries were found on the bodies. Neighbors said police dogs had been at the house Thursday night.
    The cause of death has not yet been determined, nor have the bodies been definitively identified, O’Donnell said.
    The deaths are the first suspected murders in Warren since the 1978 shooting of Amon Jamiel, a 60-year-old shopkeeper, said Warren Police Chief Thomas D. Gordon.
    Gordon said the Warren police began a missing-persons investigation, but it changed direction when evidence pointed to “the individuals possibly being involuntarily absent.” At that point the state police became involved, he said.
    “The investigation is pointing toward a family member,” Gordon said at the news conference.
    Starting around 7 a.m. yesterday, the police blocked off Baltimore Avenue, a short quiet street off Child Street (Route 103) in Warren, lined with modest ranch houses and bungalows. Yellow police tape blocked access to the Soares’ house, a tan ranch with three cars in the driveway and a blue bicycle in the backyard.
    A yellow backhoe dug up the backyard, creating a mountain of dirt. Two white zipped bags that appeared to contain bodies were taken on stretchers into a police van. The police also carried out several other full trash bags. The odor of the dead bodies wafted into the neighborhood.
    David Rasmussen, of Glocester, who lived on Baltimore Avenue until two years ago, came by yesterday to visit neighbors while the police were at work. He said his wife, Tracey, had been a close friend of Marian Soares.
    “Marian was a great person, someone my wife could confide in and talk to,” Rasmussen said. With his wife in tears at his side, Rasmussen described the Soareses as “good people” and expressed anger that something so awful had happened in his former neighborhood. “It’s a great neighborhood. We had cookouts together in the summer. It was safe for children.”
    According to Rasmussen, relatives contacted the police when Marian Soares did not show up at a big family reunion in Bristol about two weeks ago. “Marian would never have missed it,” he said.
    “What a terrible thing!” said Judith Fardig, whose backyard abuts a corner of the Soares’ backyard, putting her head in her hands. She said she could smell the bodies being removed yesterday. She said she didn’t know what the couple did for a living but “they were always around.” They have lived in the neighborhood for years.
    Mario Morais, who lives up the street at 6 Baltimore Ave., said that there were “six or seven people living there” and he often saw three or four cars in the driveway. The family often held barbecues in their backyard with large groups of people, he said.
    A police car has been parked in front of the house around the clock for the past two weeks, he said.
    http://www.projo.com/news/content/WA...6.3daafd9.html

    In the news on Friday, they stated the couple lived with their son at that residence. The "family member in custody" is probably the son . So sad. I had also read on a thread earlier, that they were found in body bags with dirt piled in with them.

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    http://www.myfoxprovidence.com/myfox...d=1.1.1&sflg=1

    or

    http://tinyurl.com/6hbg6z

    Dave and Tracey Rasmussen used to live a couple doors down from the Soareses. They say Marian did not get along with her son, James Jr., who's now 24.
    "[James Jr.] and his mom didn't have the best of relationships. They argued. She was afraid of him... and would come over my house," says Tracey. "She'd just hang there till Jim [Senior] got home from work, so she'd be safe."
    Other neighbors agree: "They had a lot of problems there, and the police... had a lot of problems with their son," said Kenny Barber.
    Family tells us Marian Soares also had a restraining order against James Jr.'s girlfriend -- after accusing both her and James Jr. of stealing.
    Police won't say who they have in custody, but the Rasmussens have their suspicions.
    "There's been a lot of story-changing. It sounded like, talking to one of our neighbors, he [James Jr.} was trying to create an alibi," said Dave Rasmussen. "But you don't know."

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    In 2002 police seized 12 rifles from the home of the Soares's. Also 3 handguns, and 30,000 rounds of ammo. The elder Soares pled guitly to unlawful posession of a firearm as a felon.

    1982 both James and Marion were arrested after a raid on their home and charged with drug posession. Confiscated was cocaine, script tranquilizers, other drugs and a .357 magnum.

    It kind of looks like the son could have an alibi as in there was a ton of people looking for them. I don't think they were small time drug dealers. In this link one neighbor says there were up to 6, or 7 people living in that house and he didn't know what the Soares's did for a living, but they were always around. Very sad though. Winding up dead in a septic tank is horrific. May they rest in peace these poor folks.



    http://www.projo.com/news/content/WA...6.3daafd9.html

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    I was looking last night

    for something on this, and couldn't see anything. I figured it was just my poor searching ability!

    I saw it on the news and read it on one of the internet news sites too. The part that got me in this first post quoting the news article is this:

    "Two bodies, believed to be a Warren couple missing for about two weeks, were dug out of a cesspool behind their house yesterday.
    The state police said they think the couple — James A. Soares Sr., 60, and Marian F. Soares, 53 — were killed. "




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    They've arrested the victims 24 year old son for the murders. Stated he killled them with the garden (back?) hoe. Not too much more available at the moment. Scary how small state has had some horrific crimes over the years.

    www.wjar.com has them as a lead story at the moment.

    Nothing like a little "hometown" news. So sad.
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    Not to distract from this story, but "Hi" dmaze105! Literally, it's a small world, eh?
    "I went to the bank and asked to borrow a cup of money. They said, "What for?". I said, "I'm going to buy some sugar".

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    Police say he killed them with a garden hoe:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080727/...X6DcMOeMWs0NUE


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
    Police say he killed them with a garden hoe:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080727/...X6DcMOeMWs0NUE
    A garden hoe? That's awful, DK.


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    RI - Prosecutors: RI man killed parents, went shopping

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090123/...esspool_bodies

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A 24-year-old man is accused of bludgeoning his parents to death, stashing their bodies in the backyard cesspool and using their credit cards for a big-ticket spending spree, authorities said Friday.

    James A. Soares Jr. faces 68 counts of murder, computer fraud, obtaining money under false pretenses and fraudulent use of a credit card. He pleaded not guilty Friday at an arraignment.

    Investigators allege Soares bludgeoned James and Marian Soares with a hoe, then dragged their bodies to the in-ground cesspool behind their home in Warren, a small town about 13 miles southeast of Providence.

    The couple was reported missing July 15 after they failed to attend a family reunion. State police dug up their remains with a backhoe nearly two weeks later.
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    From July 2010:

    http://archive.thv11.com/news/articl...illing-parents

    James Soares Jr. was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in Providence Superior Court for the July 2008 murders...

    He pleaded guilty in April to killing his parents, James and Marian Soares, stashing their bodies in the cesspool behind their Warren home, and then using the couple's credit cards for a shopping spree.



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