Man found dead in Fall River Christmas Eve; suspect charged with murder

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — A 23-year-old man has been charged with murder after another man was found dead in Fall River Tuesday night.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said that Fall River police took a 911 call at about 5:30 p.m. about a dead person in some woods behind a bakery on Bay Street.

Police and firefighters located the body, which was identified as that of 39-year-old Gary Werra of Fall River.

A suspect, Jose Amador of Fall River, was later arrested and was charged with murder.

Amador will be arraigned Thursday morning in Fall River District Court.

A spokesman for District Attorney Thomas Quinn said no other information can be released before that arraignment.

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