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Conn. woman, 66, killed

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Leroy Smith II found dead in Maine


Man with Alzheimer’s disease wasn’t aware wife died

JOHNSTON, R.I. — Rhode Island authorities say a 71-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia had lived with his dead wife’s body for at least two days before officials entered the home this week.

Police in Johnston say the man’s 67-year-old wife died a few days ago and he wasn’t aware that she had passed. Authorities say there were no signs of foul play.

Authorities say the man called the Fire Department on Wednesday and officials found the woman’s body and a dead dog. The home was condemned because of what authorities called deplorable living conditions.

The man was taken to a hospital for an evaluation and officials were trying to contact his family. The medical examiner’s office is investigating how the woman died.


Michele Savoia’s body discovered off Chelsea Piers

NEW YORK — New York police have identified the body of a man found floating on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River as that of a fashion designer who was reported missing last week.

Police say 55-year-old Michele Savoia’s body was discovered off Chelsea Piers on Sunday afternoon not far from where he lived aboard his boat. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

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It wasn’t clear how Savoia ended up in the river, but police do not suspect foul play. He was last seen alive leaving a nearby nightclub early Thursday morning.

Media reports say Savoia designed hand-crafted suits for celebrities and had a boutique on the Lower East Side.

Savoia reportedly dressed Robert DeNiro, Matt Dillon and other notables. According to Savoia’s Facebook page, he was from Hoboken, New Jersey, and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in the 1970s.

Savoia was described as a “tattooed, needle-wielding daredevil” in an article by Fashion Week Daily in 2011.


Andre Forest found unconscious near back door

LUNENBURG, Mass. — Authorities say an 85-year-old man has died in a house fire in Lunenburg.

Andre Forest was found unconscious near the back door of his burning home just before noon Thursday.

He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but Fire Chief Patrick Sullivan says it appears to have started on the first floor. He estimated damage at $80,000 and said the house is uninhabitable.

Neighbors say Forest was a widower and a diabetic who lived in the home alone. He had lived there for about 50 years. He also went by his Native American name, Grey Wolf.


Cause of death pending autopsy

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WEARE, N.H. —Police say a body has been found in a pickup truck that had been burned along a highway in Weare.

Officials say they received a call at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday that a body had been discovered in a motor vehicle fire on Merrill Road. Authorities say they arrived at the scene and found the fire was out and a deceased victim was inside the truck.

The cause of the vehicle fire is under investigation.

Officials say an autopsy is scheduled for Monday. They say the cause of death and identity of the victim are pending the autopsy and notification of next of kin.


Brimfield house had been spared by 2011 tornado

BRIMFIELD, Mass. —Fire investigators are seeking the cause of an overnight blaze that claimed the life of a man in Brimfield.

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan and Brimfield Fire Chief Fred Piechota said the man, who was not immediately identified, was the only person in the single-family home on Hollow Street at the time of the fire. The house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived shortly after midnight on Wednesday.

Officials said part of the building collapsed during the fire and it took several hours for crews to locate and recover the body.

An autopsy is planned.

The fire marshal’s office, the Hampden District Attorney and local authorities are investigating.

The house was one of only a few in the neighborhood that was spared when a tornado hit the town in June 2011.