Man’s death in New Bedford deemed homicide

Police are investigating after a man's body was found near Weld Square in New Bedford.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — The death of a New Bedford man over the weekend has been deemed a homicide, and police are now investigating it as such.

Police have identified the victim as Edson A. Ramos, 32.

Officers found the victim just after 2 a.m. Sunday in a grassy area off Route 18 near the I-195 overpass, in the Weld Square section of the city. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police could not disclose the manner of Ramos’ death because the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone that may have observed suspicious behavior in the area or has any information about the incident is asked to call the New Bedford Police Department at (508) 991-6300 or leave an anonymous tip at (508) 961-4584.

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