CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) -- It's been several weeks since a walker made a grisly discovery in a Warwick park, launching a homicide investigation that is still actively underway.
The body of John (Jack) Fay was found stuffed in a trash barrel in the woods adjacent to a baseball field in Warwick City Park. Fay, 66, was a retired postal worker and an avid runner. He frequented the City Park bike path for use as a running trail.
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Since the incident first occurred, police have been tight-lipped as to the process of their investigation.
"It remains under investigation, and we continue to go in the direction it takes us," Warwick Police Captain Robert Nelson said. "I am not going to comment on whether it's targeted or random. We are still just looking at the facts."
Police have said Fay was likely killed in the vicinity of the area his body was found. There were signs of a struggle, police say he ultimately died as a result of blunt force trauma.
The park has seen a significant boost in nighttime security since the incident. Police have been adamant that City Park is still a safe place for families to enjoy, but they are urging residents to be careful.
"Be wary of your surroundings and always walk with someone else," Nelson said. "Keep your safety up."
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