New Bedford man found dead in Dartmouth; homicide investigation underway

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DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) — Police believe a man found dead Tuesday morning in Dartmouth may have been the victim of a homicide, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

The man was identified Tuesday evening as Jose Cortez Cornejo, 27, of New Bedford.

The DA’s office said Dartmouth police received a call just after 5 a.m. regarding what appeared to be a man on the side of Horseneck Road.

Upon arrival, first responders determined he was dead, according to the DA’s office, and based on the evidence, police launched a homicide investigation.

The state medical examiner’s office will take custody of the body to determine the exact cause of death.

Massachusetts State Police detectives and homicide unit prosecutors are also involved in the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dartmouth police at (508) 910-1700 or send an anonymous tip to the DA’s office online or by texting Bristol to CRIMES (274637) followed by the tip.

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