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Police say missing girl may be with Providence murder suspect


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence Police have issued a warrant for murder for 18-year-old Felix Hernandez-Rosado in the shooting death of a man on Progress Avenue last week, and believe a missing teenage girl may be with him, Target 12 has learned.

Major David Lapatin said detectives believe the missing 14-year-old girl, Aliah Trinidad, is with Hernandez-Rosado. Trinidad was last seen leaving her home Friday on Progress Avenue, and police have said she may be in danger.

“There’s no confirmation she’s with him, but there is a chance,” Lapatin said. He said the two teens know each other from Progress Avenue. He also said she is currently listed as a runaway.

Hernandez-Rosado is accused of shooting and killing Jorge L. Gonzalez Colon, 37, around 11:30 on July 1 outside of a house on Progress Avenue.

Lapatin said it does not appear the suspect and victim knew each other. Colon was a contractor and knew people who live in one of the apartments in the building, while Trinidad lives with her family in another apartment in the same building.

“They’re very concerned,” Lapatin said of Trinidad’s family. “They’re helping us in any way they can to get her back.”

He urged Hernandez-Rosado to turn himself in to police wherever he is.

“I don’t care what state you’re in, we’ll find you,” Lapatin said.

A police spokesperson added that Hernandez-Rosado may go by the name Javier Hernandez. She said he is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Hernandez-Rosado or Trinidad’s whereabouts is asked to call Providence Police Detective Sergeant Fabio Zuena at (401) 243-6332 or via email at

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