Woman Charged With Murder After Body Found Under Deck

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A woman has been arrested after a man's body was found buried under the deck of her home in Burrillville, Rhode Island.

Forty-year-old Michelle Morin has been charged with the murder of 60-year-old Domingo Ortiz, who had previously been reported missing in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Ortiz was found dead Friday at 505 Douglas Pike, in a hand-dug hole. His body was covered by fill, rocks, cement and the deck, which was recently built.

Steven Pietrowicz Jr., 39, who also lives in the Douglas Pike home, will also be charged Monday with Ortiz's murder. He is already being held on domestic assault charges.

Morin is being held as a fugitive in Worcester. She will appear in court Monday to be arraigned and extradited.

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