Warwick police still investigating unsolved City Park murder

Jack Fay (Photo: Warwick Police)

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Investigators continue to search for leads in an unsolved murder from two years ago.

Warwick police have not made any arrests or even named a person on interest in the murder case of John “Jack” Fay.

The 66-year-old was discovered inside a barrel located near the baseball field at Warwick’s City Park in May 2013.

Warwick Police Cpt. Christopher Stewart said the case remains a top priority, frequently going over DNA evidence and a sledgehammer found near the scene.

“The hammer is something that may or may not be involved in the whole murder scenario,” said Cpt. Stewart, “but that’s something that we’re still working on. It’s something that’s still subject to testing and I can’t get into a lot of detail on it.”

Police have confirmed that Fay died as a result of blunt force trauma.

A local resident who often runs in the park expressed his sadness each time he runs though and sees the memorial bench.

“At least two thirds of the time I run by it, you think about it because you know, it’s unsolved. You know it happened right there,” said Victor Mancini.

Cpt. Stewart also told us that the FBI has aided in developing a profile in the investigation.

If you have any information, you are urged to contact police.

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