Police Find Bodies of Missing R.I. Couple in Septic Tank

Police found the bodies of a missing Rhode Island couple Saturday in the septic tank in their yard.

James A. Soares Sr., 60 and Marian F. Soares, 53, were last been seen at the beginning of the month. They were reported missing by family members July 15 after they missed a family reunion.

Police went to the couple's house in Warren and excavated the yard with a backhoe.

They removed two body bags with their remains, along with several bags of dirt. Police declined to comment on the condition of the bodies.

Rhode Island state police told MyFOXProvidence.com they’ve taken a family member into custody, but no formal charges have been filed.

No further information was immediately available.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.