LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) — Police continue to investigate after finding a woman dead and her husband mortally wounded inside their Lincoln home.
According to Lincoln Police Capt. Philip Gould, officers were dispatched to 125 Main St. around 8:15 a.m. Thursday after a neighbor reported hearing loud noises coming from the first floor of the multi-unit residence.
Upon arrival, they found the couple on the floor. The woman was already deceased, Gould said, while the man was suffering from serious injuries. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Gould declined to identify the couple, saying police are still working to notify their family.
Police have provided very few specifics about the investigation thus far. Gould said it was the man’s injuries that led them to classify the deaths as suspicious.
“The Rhode Island State Police and Lincoln police are working to figure out a cause of the injuries and suspicious deaths,” he said. “As soon as we can find out more information, we can give that out to you.”
One neighbor told 12 News she saw the woman standing at her door to let their cat in about an hour before police were called.
Anyone who has information or may have seen something suspicious is asked to call Lincoln police at (401) 333-1111.