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Providence murder, dismemberment suspect ordered held without bail

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The young man accused of a gruesome murder returned to court Wednesday following a grand jury indictment.

David Deleon, 20, is accused of shooting and killing a man he knew, Dakota Gosselin, 21, back in November. Deleon is also accused of dismembering the body and setting the remains on fire to dispose of it in Lincoln.

Providence Police had been called to a Gordon Avenue address back on Nov. 20, 2016, to investigate reports of gunshots, and found a bloody crime scene, but no victim.

Later that day, firefighters came upon Gosselin’s remains while battling a brush fire on Lincoln Meadows Drive in Lincoln.

Dakota Gosselin’s body was found Nov. 20, 2016 in a vacant

Read more at: http://wpri.com/2017/05/31/providence-murder-dismemberment-suspect-ordered-held-without-bail/

Providence police find bloody scene but no victim or assailant

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Providence police responded to 112 Gordon Ave. at about 10 p.m. Sunday after someone, whom the police are not identifying, called in a shooting.

When detectives arrived they found “what they believed was a crime scene,” Maj. David Lapatin said.

There was no victim and no assailant but a lot of blood, Lapatin said.

Shortly after, Lincoln firefighters found the charred remains of an adult while putting out a brush fire on Lincoln Meadows Drive.

Lapatin said he is not saying this is the Gordon Avenue victim, but stressed that the Providence police “have an interest in what happened in Lincoln.”

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the time when the police arrived at the scene. 

Read more at: http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20161121/providence-police-find-bloody-scene-but-no-victim-or-assailant