Police locate vehicle belonging to man found dead

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Police in Johnston located a vehicle Wednesday morning involved in a suspicious death investigation out of Cranston.

According to Cranston Police Chief Michael Winquist, a 2009 Chevrolet Impala belonging to John Fiore was found at about 8:30 a.m. on Hillside Avenue.

Fiore, 55, was found dead inside his Farmington Avenue apartment Tuesday, and police deemed his death suspicious. The cause of Fiore’s death has not yet been released, but police said he had visible injuries, including apparent stab wounds.

Winquist said the car was found less than two miles from the home of Louis Sinapi, who was identified as a person of interest in the case. Sinapi was arrested Tuesday night in Providence on unrelated charges.

Fiore’s car has been towed to Cranston police headquarters, and police are now applying for a search warrant to pull physical evidence from the vehicle.

Meanwhile, Sinapi was admitted to the hospital to be treated for a cut on his hand and was arraigned while there. He was ordered held without bail on a charge from Johnston police of violating a no-contact order. He also faces an obstruction of justice charge and a probation violation in Cranston.

Police have finished their work at Fiore’s apartment, and Chief Winquist said he’s pleased with the progress of the investigation thus far.

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