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Grand Jury Indicts Soares for John Fay Murder in City Park

[CREDIT: WPD] Warwick Police have arrested Michael A. Soares, 33, of 455 Lonsdale Ave., Pawtucket, charging him with First Degree Murder in the murder of John (Jack) Fay in Warwick City Park in 2013.

PROVIDENCE — The Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment March 18 charging Michael Soares, 33, of Pawtucket, with one count of murder in the killing of Warwick resident John Fay, 66, in Warwick City Park May 17, 2013.

RI Attorney General Peter Neronha reported the indictment Thursday.

Warwick Police detectives arrested Soares and charged him

with the murder Feb. 5 after matching his DNA to to the murder scene DNA samples.

“We still do not have a motivefor this crime,” WPD Capt. Joseph Hopkins

said at the time,noting that the investigation remains active.

Soares had interactedwith police numerous times as he lived in his truck, a green 1998FordRanger pickup, which he later spray painted black, staying in it at parks andlocations in Warwick, and surrounding communities.

[CREDIT:] John (Jack) Fay, 66, was murdered in Warwick City Park in 2013.

“If anyone knewSoares or of Soares around May 2013, and they have information that may behelpful to the investigation, we ask you to please contact us at

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401-468-4236,” Hopkins said.

Soares is being heldwithout bail at the ACI and is scheduled to be arraigned on April 11, 2019 inKent County Superior Court.

Author: Rob Borkowski

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