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.