Police investigating homicide of former Barrington chiropractor

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A homicide investigation is underway in East Providence after a man was found dead inside his Pleasant Street home.

East Providence Police Lt. Raymond Blinn confirmed Friday they’re investigating the death of 67-year-old Clive Bridgham.

Officers responded to Bridgham’s home for a well-being check Thursday night and found him unresponsive on the floor. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police Chief Christopher Parella said the attack was targeted.

“It was definitely not random,” Parella said. “We believe it was definitely targeted.” He declined to say how Bridgham was killed, citing the ongoing investigation.

Police said Bridgham was a well-known chiropractor in Barrington. According to the Department of Health, he relinquished his license to practice in November 2017.

Parella said no arrests have been made in the alleged murder. He asked anyone with information about Bridgham or the crime to call East Providence police at (401) 431-1111.

“We don’t get a lot of murders,” the chief added. “But we do get them, and when we do, our track record for apprehension is outstanding, and we have no reason to believe that will change this time.”