Missing couple found in septic tank

July 26, 2008 7:17:23 PM PDT
Police have found the bodies of a missing Rhode Island couple in a septic tank in their yard. Sixty-year-old James A. Soares Sr. and 53-year-old Marian F. Soares 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.