It was June 20, 1987, when Rhonda Lee Travers body was found about 12:40 p.m. in a wooded area next to the Leviton Manufacturing dump in Warwick by an individual walking across the site. Despite a intensive search no weapons were found at the scene. Newspaper articles state that Travers had been dragged by her feet from a car to where she was found. There did not appear to be a struggle at the scene. The 26 year old had been involved in prostitution. Some of her belongings were eventually found at a location in another part of town. Travers was from Providence and lived on Bridgeham Street. There have been several unsolved murders of woman that were engaged in prostitution in Rhode Island during the time of Traver’s death. Most of those cases have not been solved. If you have any information about this homicide please contact the Warwick Detective Division at 401-468-4261. All calls can be confidential. You can also email the Warwick Police at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Source The Providence Journal & Rhode Island Cold Case Unit)