BREAKING: Body found behind Burrillville home identified
The body of a man who was discovered buried underneath inches of cement beneath a newly constructed deck in Burrillville on Friday has been identified as 60 year old Domingo Ortiz. Ortiz was last seen at the home on Douglas Pike May 5th.
“The body is located adjacent to the south side door of the property. It is in a makeshift approximately four to five foot grave,” said Col. Stephen Lynch the Chief of the Burrillville Police Department.
“We are in the process of conducting a homicide investigation concerning the body that is being removed from here today,” said Lynch.
The owner of a gas station down the street from the home, has been in contact with the family of Ortiz trying to help them with their search.
He says he actually alerted authorities about the deck where the body was found.
“I ride by this street 4, 5 6 times a day. And I noticed that the deck was made with no footings. Then, coincidentally or not, maybe two or three days after the disappearance of Mr. Ortiz, I noticed fresh cement poured underneath the deck,” said Steve Biron.
The body has been turned over to the state medical examiner’s office.
One of the men who lived in the home where the body was found was arrested earlier this week on unrelated charges.
Police will not comment about any suspects or people of interest at this time.
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