19-Year-Old Charged With Killing Man, Burning Body

Lincoln RI Body Found

A Central Falls, Rhode Island, man has been arrested after police allege he shot and killed a man and disposed of and burned his body in a Lincoln field.

Nineteen-year-old David DeLeon was ordered held without bail on a murder charge Monday at his arraignment in Providence. He is being held as a bail violator on a drug charge from September.

Police said Monday they believe DeLeon fatally shot the man on Nov. 20 in Providence and got rid of the victim's body in Lincoln.

Firefighters discovered the body that night after putting out a brush fire. Police worked to confirm whether that incident was connected to the Providence shooting.

The Providence Journal reports that DeLeon's attorney didn't immediately return a request for comment. DeLeon is due back in court Dec. 12.

The victim has still not been identified, according to WJAR.

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