ATTLEBORO (CBS) – A 17-year-old from Cranston, RI has been arrested in the murder of a man whose body was found burning on the side of a road in a quiet neighborhood early Tuesday morning.
Police say the teen, who has not been identified, shot 24-year-old Valdez Loiseau at a home in Cranston.
Loiseau was dating the suspect’s mother. The teen told police he shot Loiseau because he was fighting with his mother, 35-year-old Melonie Perez.
Police say after the killing, Perez and her son drove the body to Attleboro and set it on fire.
Perez and a second woman, 18-year-old Samantha Rastella, were arrested for failing to report the crime.
Loiseau’s body was found in a wooded area off Prescott Street around 3 a.m. Tuesday by an Attleboro Police officer.
Police had increased patrols in that neighborhood, which sits off of I-95 and Exit 3, after residents reported seeing a recent increase in drug activity.