Authorities reveals the identity of the Providence man found dead

By | November 17, 2021

Augusto Alonzo Cortiz Death – Cause of Death – A Providence man whose body was found under a highway overpass in the Olneyville neighborhood, have been identified as 34 year old Augusto Alonzo Cortiz. Authorities said this is the city’s 22nd homicide. The Providence police Maj. David Lapatin said he could not comment on the nature of Cortiz’s death.

The discovery was made on Monday, 15th of November 2021. Cortiz’s body was covered by an object when construction workers found it in an area near Route 6 and Troy Street around 8:30 a.m. Investigators told news outlets that they do not do not believe Cortiz was killed at that location.

Family members said they lost contact with him a few days prior to the discovery of his body. This is a huge loss to the friends and family of Cortiz who are presently mourning his tragic passing. He will be greatly missed by all who know him. We extend our condolences and sympathies to his family at this sad time.