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Middletown Police Department released new information on the body discovered at a residence at 916 West Main Road in Middletown on Tuesday, March 14.

The victim has been identified as 39-year-old John Edward-Corbett.

According to the authorities, officers were dispatched to the home around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday for a welfare check after family and friends expressed concern that they had not seen or heard from Edward-Corbett in a few days.

Upon arriving at the residence, police discovered the victim’s body and immediately secured the area.

Authorities have not yet released any details regarding the circumstances surrounding Edward-Corbett’s death. The cause of death is still under investigation by Middletown Police Department’s Detective Division and the Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Middletown Police Detective Lieutenant Tim Beck at 401-846-1144 ext. 7017.

In a press release, Middtown Police Department extended its deepest sympathies to the Edward-Corbett family.

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