Neighbors react to news of a body found in home’s stairwell

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Eyewitness News was back Saturday on scene of the Smith Street home, where just one day earlier state police investigators discovered a body in the home’s stairwell.

According to state police, an investigation by members of its Major Crimes and Forensic Services Units led to the discovery of the body at 1245 Smith Street.

Neighbors on Saturday said their street is not a crime-ridden area, and they were shocked to hear what police found Friday.

“I’m surprised, I’m really, really surprised,” said Lorraine McCaughey, who has lived on Smith Street for 24 years. “It’s scary when something like this happens.”

Eyewitness News spoke with another neighbor, who didn’t want to be identified or shown on camera. She says she knew something was wrong when she saw the crime scene clean-up

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