– Questions Surround Rhode Island Man’s Death Weeks After Disappearance –
Thirty-one year old Christopher Schmeller was reported missing by friends on September 30, 2002. On October 10, 2002 Tuesday morning about 10 feet down an embankment in a wooded area near the weigh station, his body was found. The Westerly Rhode Island Fisherman had died as a result of blunt trauma. The area was just off of Interstate 95 in Waterford, Connecticut and has had dead bodies left there before. Police from both Connecticut and Rhode Island have worked on the case and have labeled Schmeller’s death as suspicious. A friend of his had reported that he was last seen at the Superior Court House in Wakefield and had been nervous about finding a ride home because of an individual he had feared was there at the time. If you have any information about the suspicious death of Christopher Schmeller please contact the Waterford Police Department at (860)-442-9451 or the Westerly, Rhode Island Police Department at 401-596-2022.