Body of 61-year-old man found near bike path in Cranston

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CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are investigating after a 61-year-old man was found dead Friday in Cranston, according to Cranston Police Chief Michael Winquist.

Winquist said the body of Gary Merritt was found just before 4 p.m. Friday down a small embankment off Oaklawn Avenue next to the bike path.

There are no signs of foul play, according to Winquist, though Merritt’s death remains under investigation.

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