Remains Found at South Kingstown, Rhode Island Construction Site

Remains were found on a property that was recently sold by a church

South Kingston remains

Rhode Island State Police say they are investigating the possibility of human remains found at a construction site in South Kingstown.

The remains were found Saturday evening near where a foundation is being on land adjacent to the St. James Chapel. The church recently sold the land to a developer who is planning to build several homes there.

Church officials told reporters the property at one time belonged to a prohibition-era bootlegger named Danny Walsh.

Walsh disappeared in 1933 and his body was never found.

Police say they have not yet determined if the remains are human.

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