Provincetown Campground Death
Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe and Chief Jeff Jaran of the Provincetown Police today stated that at approximately 6:00 am Sunday, April 3, 2011, a Provincetown police officer, while doing property checks, observed damage to a door at the office of the Coastal Acres Camping area in Provincetown.
The officer observed blankets on a landing area near the door and upon further examination found a David Walton, 40 Grove Street, Taunton, MA (DOB: 05/28/1969) who was deceased.
Lying adjacent to the deceased was a second individual, James Costello, (DOB: 03/06/1966) 40 Grove Street, Taunton, MA. He was able to be awakened by police and was transported to Cape Cod Hospital.
Mr. Costello was arrested today on charges of Assault & Battery-Domestic Violence, and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, to wit: a shod foot. Mr. Costello was arraigned in the Orleans District Court and was held without bail pending both competency to stand trial/criminal responsibility and dangerousness hearings on April 7, 2011.
An autopsy was scheduled for today at 11:00 am at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Boston.
The death of Mr. Walton remains under investigation by Provincetown Police and the Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office.