Providence police seek suspect in July 1 homicide thought to be with missing 14-year-old girl

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)– Providence police are seeking a suspect in connection with a July 1 homicide at 219 Progress Ave.

Felix Hernandez-Rosado, also known as Javier Hernandez, age 18, should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

He may also be in he company of Aliah Trinidad, the 14-year-old girl Providence police have been searching for since the beginning of the week.

In a statement released  Tuesday, police said they believed Trinidad may be in danger or require medical attention.

“She is listed as a runaway right now,” said Major David Lapatin of the Providence Police.
“There’s no confirmation that she’s with him but there is a chance.”

Hernandez-Rosado is being sought after in connection with the homicide of 37-year-old Jorge L. Gonzalez Colon.

Gonzalez Colon was working as a contractor on the home where Trinidad lives.

According to court documents, Hernandez Rosado also has prior misdemeanors.

Police tell ABC 6 they still don’t believe there is a connection between the suspect and victim, but they could not yet go into detail about how they concluded Hernandez Rosado’s alleged involvement.

Hernandez Rosado is being urged to turn himself in.

“We are looking strongly and I don’t think it’ll be too much longer,” said Lapatin.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Providence Police Detective Sergeant Fabio Zuena at (401) 243-6332 or via email at

This is a breaking news story; ABC6 will update it as more information becomes known.


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