- Associated Press - Sunday, April 10, 2016

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) - Woonsocket residents are on edge as last month’s stabbing death of an 81-year old city official remains unsolved.

Police and city leaders held a community meeting Saturday at St. Agatha’s Church to assure residents they’re working to solve the crime. The church is located not far from where Connie Gauthier was found dead on March 23 in her home.

Officials say she died from multiple stab wounds.

Gauthier was chair of the city personnel board that oversees hiring, hears employee grievances, among other duties.

Officials Saturday provided little details about the progress of the investigation. There have been no arrests and police have not named a suspect.



Acting Police Chief Michael Lemoine said investigators do not believe it was a random act and that there’s no broader threat to residents.

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