Newport Police Newport Officers responded to a reported burglary and missing person at a residence in the 500 block of W. Olive St. The investigation led to the discovery of a deceased a 34-year-old Newport woman. The death was identified as suspicious. Investigators identified there is NO ongoing threat to the community.
The victim is identified as 34-year-old Newport resident Alexandra Prezioso. Prezioso was reported missing on October 27th by a family member. Officers learned that a family member arrived to find her home had been ransacked. While officers were on scene Prezioso was located deceased in the residence. Prezioso’s death was originally ruled as suspicious. An autopsy later conducted confirmed that Prezioso died as a result of homicidal violence.
A person of interest has been identified in Prezioso’s death, however no arrests have been made. Prezioso’s death continues to be under investigation by the Lincoln County Major Crime Team. Investigators confirmed there is NO threat to the community Newport community.