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FBI Recognizes WPD City Park Murder Investigators

[CREDIT: WPD] The FBI's Resident Agent in Charge Rich Claflin and Special Agent Steve Medeiros presented certificates of appreciation to the members of the team that solved the murder Oct. 8. Pictured L-R: Sgt Matt Higgins, Sgt Mark Canning, Sgt Fred Pierce, Cpt Joe Hopkins, FBI RAC Rich Claflin, Col Rick Rathbun, Det Kerri Chatten, Det Gilda Fortier and criminalist Walt Williams.
[CREDIT: WPD] The FBI's Resident Agent in Charge Rich Claflin and Special Agent Steve Medeiros presented certificates of appreciation to the members of the team that solved the murder Oct. 8. Pictured L-R: Sgt Matt Higgins, Sgt Mark Canning, Sgt Fred Pierce, Cpt Joe Hopkins, FBI RAC Rich Claflin, Col Rick Rathbun, Det Kerri Chatten, Det Gilda Fortier and criminalist Walt Williams.
[CREDIT: WPD] The FBI’s Resident Agent in Charge Rich Claflin and Special Agent Steve Medeiros presented certificates of appreciation to the members of the team that solved the murder Oct. 8. Pictured L-R: Sgt Matt Higgins, Sgt Mark Canning, Sgt Fred Pierce, Cpt Joe Hopkins, FBI RAC Rich Claflin, Col Rick Rathbun, Det Kerri Chatten, Det Gilda Fortier and criminalist Walt Williams.

WARWICK, RI  — On Oct. 8, the FBI honored the Warwick Police investigators who solved the murder of Jack Fay in Warwick City Park in 2013, arresting Michael Soares, 33, of Pawtucket.

The FBI’s Resident Agent in Charge Rich Claflin and Special Agent Steve Medeiros presented certificates of appreciation to the members of the team that solved the murder.  Warwick Police worked with the FBI, which provided crucial assistance to the investigation including interviewing witnesses, assisting with surveillance and opening up the FBI evidence resources for forensic testings.

Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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