While at least one investigated lead in Warwick, R.I. was not missing Newtown resident Robert Hoagland, Newtown police say they're still pursuing other leads relating to other potential sightings in Rhode Island.
"We've had a number of reports," Newtown Det. Richard Robinson told Patch Wednesday.
Last week, Newtown and Warwick police investigated a man said to match Hoagland's description, seen walking down Route 107 in the small seaside community near an Interstate 95 exit. The man turned out not to be Hoagland, police learned.
But the man didn't match descriptions of other potential Hoagland sightings in Rhode Island, Robinson said. So police are looking into these other reported leads.
"We're getting actual tips with actionable info," he added.
Robert Hoagland vanished from his home July 28, leaving behind everything from his car to his wallet. His wife and some family friends have spearheaded a campaign, handing out fliers at Newtown's Labor Day Parade, but virtually no new information has surfaced since the disappearance.
Police are in continued contact with Lori Hoagland, Robinson said. In August, Lori told Patch she was speaking to police about once a week.
"It's not daily contact anymore, but we're still in touch with her," Robinson said.