05-22-2015, 12:23 AM #1
RI - Domingo Ortiz, 60, found buried under concrete, Burrillville, 5 May 2015
Police investigating disappearance of man in Burrillville
Police left a Burrillville home late Thursday night after 12 hours of investigating the disappearance of a man who’s been missing for weeks.
The family of 60-year-old Domingo Ortiz of Worcester informed police that he’s been missing. Police said he was last seen at 505 Douglas Pike back on May 5.
Ortiz stands 5-foot-7, weighs about 170 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair.
Police said they executed a search warrant at the residence Thursday to look for Ortiz and gather evidence........
05-29-2015, 12:18 PM #2
05-29-2015, 10:33 PM #3Registered User
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Police find man’s remains under concrete, new deck
According to Burrillville Police Chief Col. Stephen Lynch, the remains were found buried in a four- to five-foot grave, which was then covered with a layer of concrete several inches thick.
Police were at the home all day looking for evidence in the disappearance of Domingo Ortiz. The remains, however, have not yet been identified.
05-29-2015, 10:36 PM #4
Body discovered in Burrillville
Police unearthed human remains believed to be those of a missing Worcester man after returning to 505 Douglas Pike for the third time in less than two weeks in attempts to locate him.
The suspected body of Domingo Ortiz, 60, was found in a shallow grave beneath a recently built exterior deck on the neglected house, located just south of the Western Hotel in the town’s Nasonville section. The grave had been sealed with a layer of concrete.
Police arrived at the rural site about 8 a.m. Friday with shovels, rakes, chainsaws, surveying tools and, later, jackhammers, which they used to smash their way through the cement, which was about four to five inches thick.
05-30-2015, 03:03 PM #5
Incredible - the tip came from an astute neighbor.
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.
05-31-2015, 06:08 PM #6
Woman charged in killing of Worcester man
Posted May. 31, 2015 at 2:00 PM
A Rhode Island woman has been charged with the killing of 60-year-old Worcester resident Domingo Ortiz.
The woman is a resident of a house in Burrillville, Rhode Island, where the body of Mr. Ortiz was found buried under freshly poured concrete under a newly constructed deck. A man who also lives at the Burrillville house is expected to be charged in the killing Monday, police said.
Michelle A. Morin, 40, of 505 Douglas Pike, Burrillville, was taken into custody Saturday afternoon at 205 Millbury St., Apt. 3R, in Worcester by Worcester and Burrillville police and members of the Rhode Island State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force, Burrillville police said Sunday. She was charged with murder and is being held by authorities pending her arraignment and extradition hearing Monday in Central District Court in Worcester.
Police said Steven A. Pietrowicz, 39, of the same address, will also be charged with murder when he appears Monday in the 6th District Court in Providence. Mr. Pietrowicz was arrested last week in Kelley Square on a warrant from Rhode Island. He is being held in Rhode Island on a charge of domestic assault.
06-01-2015, 07:35 PM #7Registered User
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MA - Domingo Ortiz, 60, found buried under concrete, Worcester, 6 May 2015
"Ortiz ...last seen getting into the couple's car [early May] that day in Worcester... " Missing for nearly a month.
"The body of 60-year-old Domingo Ortiz, of Worcester, was found Friday beneath a newly constructed deck adjacent to the home Pietrowicz and Morin were renting. The body was located in a four-to-five-foot hole covered by large rocks and a layer of concrete, police said." bbm
I wonder who paid for concrete pour & deck build?
Autopsy not yet complete, but "Ortiz had been beaten with an object ...."
Couple was ordered held without bail Monday
"Steven Pietrowicz, 39, and Michelle Morin, 40, were arraigned on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and obstruction of a police officer. A bail hearing was scheduled for June 15...."
"Police have not offered a motive for the killing."
http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/rhode-island-couple-charged-in-death-of-man-under-concrete/article_e28e9b3d-c3fa-57f0-9588-20433d6f4f4b.html June 1
06-01-2015, 08:11 PM #8
props to the neighbor for paying such close attention. what a sad story. RIP.“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.” - J.R.R. Tolkien
06-01-2015, 08:31 PM #9Registered User
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RIP - I wish that it didn't happen that way.
This whole story also reminds of another one I heard about the illiterate black guy named Abraham Shakespeare - he won a lottery and paid for it with his life:
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