A Rhode Island golf course was searched yesterday after a tip lead authorities to it in connection with an unsolved murder case from 2015. It is unclear whether golfers were playing while the search took place.
Police said a massive search operation Monday morning at the Button Hole golf course in Providence was connected to an unsolved murder in Cumberland.
About 50 people from Cumberland police, state police and K-9 search and rescue teams searched the property for about four hours.
While divers spent a good portion of the day in a pond, authorities said nothing was found.
Chief John Desmarais of the Cumberland Police Department told NBC 10 News that the search and rescue teams were not looking for a body, but he would not specify exactly what they were looking for. He would only say they were searching for evidence connected to a killing on Indiana Avenue on Oct. 9, 2015.
At the time, Cumberland police said 80-year-old Stanley Stowik died unexpectedly inside his home. Police called his death suspicious and a medical examiner ruled that the cause of death was homicidal violence.