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Missing Burrillville man found dead

February 27, 2011

BURRILLVILLE – Police in Griswold, Conn., found Denis Chartier, 56, dead in a car parked at a commuter lot off Route 395 Sunday morning. Chartier, the assistant coach of Brown University’s women’s soccer team, had been reported missing by his family on Feb. 6. Burrillville Police put a description of his vehicle and license plate on national police database while looking for him since that time. He was last been seen by family members on the morning of Feb. 5, according to Burrillville Police Lt. Kevin S. San Antonio. Police had picked up information on the use of a credit card owned by Chartier at Foxwoods in Connecticut, but were continuing the investigation on his whereabouts without further information surfacing last week.
Foul play was not suspected in the case, according to police. Chartier had been a coach with the Brown women's soccer coaching staff for 13 years before moving to Rhode Island College as head coach for two seasons. He returned to the Bears for a second stint as an assistant coach.

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