The Newport Police Department continues to investigate the murder of Newport resident Alexandra Prezioso, 34. Ms. Prezioso’s live-in boyfriend, Ryan Gaskins, 27 year old Newport resident, has been identified as a person of interest in Ms. Prezioso’s death. Gaskins is currently in custody at the Lincoln County Jail on an unrelated matter. Prezioso was reported missing on October 27th by a family member. Officers learned that a family member arrived at her home and discovered it 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 conducted today confirmed that Prezioso died as a result of homicidal violence. Authorities hope to complete their investigation soon.