Barrington police ID body found in Brickyard Pond

East Bay

BARRINGTON, R.I. (WPRI) – A body was discovered in Barrington’s Brickyard Pond Sunday morning.

Emergency crews were called after receiving a report about personal items found by the shore around 10 a.m.

As the pond was searched, police said local fishermen reported seeing what appeared to be a body in the water.

The victim has been identified as 46-year-old Joseph Tavares of Warren.

Police believe Tavares’ body was in the water for at least 24 hours before being discovered.

The State Medical Examiner hasn’t determined his cause of death, but police say there were no signs of foul play.

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