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Medical Examiner: Grier was Beaten to Death

Cranston Police continue to investigate the death of Mary S. Grier, formerly of Massachusetts, who was found dead in a garage on Farmington Avenue on July 20.

Mary S. Grier died from injuries sustained during acts of homicidal violence, according to the state Medical Examiner's office.

the house at 391 Farmington Avenue earlier this month. Cranston Police officially identified her today and released the cause of death.

Grier, 20, last lived on Handy Street in Providence. Before that, , where friends and relatives said she was quiet and shy but showed a lot of promise.

She moved to Cranston in 2010, family members said.

James Adams, a convicted rapist being held at the Adult Correctional Institutions on new, unrelated rape and assault charges, has been named as a person of interest in Grier's death by Cranston Police.

Cranston Police Chief Col. Marco Palombo said that Grier's death remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call CPD's criminal investigation unit at 401-942-2211.

on July 25 on charges of felony assault for allegedly where Grier was found dead. 

Since then, for an attack on a woman on School Street in that town. Police said that rape occurred on April 25.

for raping a woman in Warwick in 2005.

lisa dunn August 03, 2012 at 12:49 PM
I agree with both comments. Our system is deplorable - get caight with a joint spend ten years in prison - rape someone, molest a child or beat your girlfriend and you.do.a 6 month bid.
Caressa Rene'e Chatlien August 09, 2012 at 04:12 PM
i cant believe James would do this.......although a part of me knows its true........although i am disgusted and disturbed by his actions i still love him very much he was the only family i ever had and has been nothing a friend confidant and brother to me. i never knew this side of him. hes not a monster, but its clear he has one inside of him
ummmmmm.... August 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM
well, im glad Caressa Rene'e Chatlien can now see what everyone has else has been saying...
Missing my sister August 16, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Unlike you Caressa I dont know James but somehow he knew my sister Mary. He has more than a monster inside of him, he has the Devil on his shoulder. The pain that he has caused my family is unspeakable and the devistation that he has left behind for everyone that knew her is undeniable. Maybe he will make his peace in jail but in all honesty I hope Mary haunts his thoughts every night. To me he's a coward!
still shocked August 27, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Charm was a good friend of mines..we've worked together thatss how we met..like 6 months ago we were separated because she was involved with a pimp which I kept telling her to leave..long story short I've been searching for her months now so we can hang out like we use to whenever her pimp said she could..long story short yesterday I seen a girl that me nd charm both no nd she told me that charm died nd tha cause of it..so I went on google nd typed in tha info she gave me nd there was a picture of charm nd a article sayin she is really dead#I'm fuckin heart broken nd I still can't believe it:-(

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