- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) - Woonsocket police say they are treating the death of a 60-year-old man whose body was found in a backyard fire pit as an accident.

Police say Paul Gignac was found lying face down in the pit on Sunday morning. They say he appeared to have been badly burned as a result of falling into the pit.

A cause of death has not been determined, but police say the circumstances do not appear to be suspicious.

The body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.


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