Authorities in Rhode Island have charged a man with murder and kidnapping following a double homicide in Rhode Island that touched off a search for a missing toddler.
Johnston Police Chief Richard Tamburini on Monday identified the victims as 40-year-old Evelyn Burgos and her daughter, 25-year-old Vanessa Perez. The two women were found shot to death early Sunday in a Johnston home.
Burgos' 2-year-old son, Isaiah Perez, was found unharmed Sunday night wandering through a Providence housing project.
Daniel Rodriguez was arraigned Monday on two counts of murder as well as burglary, kidnapping and gun charges. He was apprehended Sunday and is being held without bail.
Authorities say Rodriguez is Burgos' boyfriend but not the boy's father.
A second man, 22-year-old Malcolm Crowell, was arrested, but Tamburini says he is no longer a suspect. Crowell has been released.
Police say a 2-year-old boy kidnapped from a Rhode Island home has been found in Providence and is "in good health."
Johnston Deputy Police Chief Daniel Parrillo would not provide any other details on the boy's circumstances after he was found late Sunday night.
The search for the boy, Isaiah Perez, began after two bodies were discovered about 5:20 a.m. at a home in Johnston, a town of 30,000 residents less than 10 miles from Providence.
Two men were arrested in the double homicide and Isaiah's abduction, while police continued to search for him.
Police have not released details on how the suspects and the victims were related or what their motive might have been.
Police say they have arrested two men in a double homicide and the abduction of a 2-year-old boy from a Rhode Island home. The child, Isaiah Perez, remained missing Sunday evening.
Johnston Deputy Police Chief Daniel Parrillo said authorities are searching for the boy "any place and every place." The boy was found missing early Sunday from a Johnston residence when the two bodies were found.
Parrillo said 22-year-old Malcolm Crowell was arrested in Fall River, Mass., and Daniel Rodriguez was arrested hours later in Providence. Both are from Providence.
Parrillo would not say why police suspect them or how they are related to each other or to the victims. The identities of the two people found dead have not been released.
Police say a man arrested in connection with a nationwide Amber Alert for a missing 2-year-old in Rhode Island apparently isn't involved in the child's disappearance.
Rhode Island State Police issued the Amber Alert for 2-year-old Isaiah Perez early Sunday after two bodies were discovered at a Johnston home. Police said then they were looking for 22-year-old Malcolm Crowell in connection with the double homicide and kidnapping.
Massachusetts State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said Crowell was captured in Fall River on Sunday afternoon, but Isaiah remained missing. He later backtracked and would only say he was told the man in custody wasn't involved in the child's disappearance. He wouldn't confirm it was Crowell.
Crowell's name and photo have been removed from the Amber Alert.
Procopio referred all calls to Rhode Island State Police, who referred calls to Johnston police. Johnston police haven't returned calls.
Massachusetts State Police say the suspect in a double homicide and kidnapping in Rhode Island has been captured, but the toddler is still missing.
State police spokesman Dave Procopio tells WPRI-TV that Malcolm Crowell was apprehended Sunday afternoon in Fall River after a nationwide Amber Alert was issued for 2-year-old Isaih Perez. Procopio says Isaih is still missing.
Earlier Sunday, police were called to a home in Johnston, where they found the bodies of two people and discovered Isaih missing.
Police had said Crowell should be considered armed and dangerous.
Investigators are still working to determine the relationships among Crowell, the boy and the two homicide victims.
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