Couple's bodies found in septic tank

July 27, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police have found the bodies of a missing Rhode Island couple in a septic tank in their yard. James A. Soares, Sr., 60, and Marian F. Soares, 53, had last been seen at the beginning of the month. They were reported missing by family members July 15 after they missed a family reunion.

Police went to the couple's house in Warren on Saturday and excavated the yard with a backhoe. Police removed two body bags with their remains, along with several bags of dirt.

The Providence Journal reported that a family member has been arrested, but no one has been charged. Authorities did not elaborate.

Warren and state police did not return phone messages to The Associated Press.