DA’s office IDs homeless man fatally stabbed in New Bedford

SE Mass

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office confirms a police scene in a wooded-area Thursday night is, in fact, a homicide investigation.

Only Eyewitness News was on scene while police and the medical examiner’s office investigated in the area of Nauset Street.

Gregg Miliote, spokesman for the District Attorney’s Office, confirms a man’s body – now identified as Robert Jones III, 41 – was found in the woods. Miliote said it appears Jones was homeless and living in a homeless encampment in the woods. He said investigators were led to the body by two other homeless men who reported the death to police. 

Miliote said the deceased is the apparent victim of a stabbing. However, an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

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