State police say the have sent troopers back to Newport this afternoon after a man was seen along a road in the vicinity of the Pratt and Smith roads around 3:00 p.m. The State police tactical team has been sent to the area. The State Police plane has been flying overhead for most of the afternoon and will remain in the area. The sighting is within a couple of miles from where the van from Monday night’s homicide was abandoned. At this point it is unconfirmed whether the sighting is Perley Goodrich, who police have been looking for since the homicide. Police are urging Newport residents to report any suspicious activity by dialing 911.