Former resident’s death still under investigation

Blackstone authorities say they can’t rule-out foul play in the death of a former local resident, who was found dead inside his room at the Wedgewood Motor Inn on South Main Street.

Chief Nick Kuzmiak says there were no apparent signs of trauma to 49-year-old Sam Umphlette, Jr., whose body was discovered at 12 Noon last Monday, March 4th, on the floor of Room 124 near the foot of his bed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


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