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Sports, University News

Body of assistant coach found

Sports Editor
Monday, February 28, 2011

The body of Denis Chartier, an assistant coach of the women’s soccer team, was found Saturday morning inside his parked car in a commuter lot near Route 395 in Griswold, Conn., according to the Providence Journal. Chartier was last seen by his family Feb. 6. He was reported missing to the Burrillville Police Feb. 7.

“There was no evidence of criminal activity,” wrote Margaret Klawunn, vice president for campus life and student services, in an e-mail to the Brown community yesterday.

The Burrillville Police and the Connecticut State Police were not available for comment Sunday.  Women’s soccer Head Coach Phil Pincince and members of the team did not return requests for comment.

“Denis was a valued member of the Brown community for more than 15 years. He will be remembered for his commitment to coaching and for his many contributions to soccer, athletics and campus life,” Klawunn wrote.

Chartier coached the women’s soccer team for 16 seasons, according to the athletics department. 

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