Man dies after being found injured near Roger Williams Park in Providence


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are investigating after a man was found Monday with fatal injuries in the area of Roger Williams Park.

According to Major David Lapatin, the man in his early 60s was found on the ground along F.C. Greene Boulevard around 1 p.m. and taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he later died.

The cause of the man’s injuries is currently unclear. Lapatin said his death is being treated as a homicide until police learn otherwise.

“We haven’t even identified him yet,” Lapatin said. “It’ll be a long night.”

There are no suspects or leads at this time, according to Lapatin.

The roadway was blocked off in the area of Wheeler Avenue as detectives collected evidence and interviewed eyewitnesses.

“When something like this happens, the entire area gets searched, you look for any type of clues you can,” Lapatin added. “Video, something on the ground, witnesses, any kind of information that’ll help us.”

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