WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Two men previously accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl are now accused of dumping a woman’s body after she died of a heroin overdose.
West Warwick police said they found 44-year-old Michelle Farrell’s body in the woods off of Pulaski Street early Saturday morning.
According to police, investigators determined Farrell overdosed on heroin while with her boyfriend Lloyd Baker and his friend Robert Perry at Perry’s Coventry home Friday night. Police said Baker and Perry then put Farrell in the back seat of a car, drove to Pulaski Street, and left her in the woods. According to police, neither Baker nor Perry ever called for help.
Police said they charged Baker and Perry with failure to report a death. Both men are also accused of violating the terms of bail/probation.
“This tragic ending may have been prevented, if only the defendants had called 911 for help,” West Warwick Police Chief Richard Silva said in a statement. “While these defendants would have been afforded immunity under the Act had they sought medical treatment, instead, thought about themselves and attempted to trick authorities by concealing what had occurred.”
Police said Baker and Perry were the same two men accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 2014. A grand jury indicted both men last November.