Steven Fregeolle was found dead at the Francis C. Carter Memorial Preserve in Charlestown, Rhode Island, around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.
The 32-year-old suspect was discovered 45 miles from the Fashion Crossing shopping plaza where he allegedly killed Brandi Berg on Saturday, June 22, 2019.
Here’s what you need to know:
Berg Was Shot Three Times in the Parking Lot of the Fashion Crossing Plaza in North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Brandi Berg, a 37-year-old Rhode Island woman was shot and killed inside her car in the parking lot of the Fashion Crossing Plaza on Route 1 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts at approximately 6 p.m. on June 22, 2019.
According to Attleboro Scanner Transmission, Berg was shot 3 times and went into cardiac arrest. Berg was rushed to a Providence hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Attleboro Scanner Transmission says the suspect fled in a blue Subaru with Rhode Island registration.
Fregeolle Was Found Dead of an Apparent Suicide in a Nature Preserve
East Providence Police requested help in locating Fregeolle via a post on Facebook. According to the post, Fregeolle’s abandoned vehicle was found by police in Charlestown, RI, in the area of the Francis C. Carter Memorial Preserve the morning of Sunday, June 23, 2019. An arrest warrant was issued, which charged Fregeolle with murder.
The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office announced Fregeolle, a 32-year-old man from Johnston, Rhode Island, was the suspect in Berg’s murder around 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. In the tweet, they asked for the public’s help in locating Fregeolle. Less than three hours later, in another tweet, they announced Fregeolle had been found dead.
“The suspect in last night’s homicide in North Attleboro has been found deceased—the victim of an apparent suicide—in a nature preserve in Charlestown, RI,” Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn announced on Twitter on Sunday. “We would like to thank our law enforcement partners in Rhode Island for their assistance in this tragic case.”
Berg’s Family Said She Used to Work with Fregeolle & He Wanted to Date Her
In a tweet from reporter Eric Halperin, a photo shows Berg’s white Cadillac SUV, multiple shots having pierced the windshield.
According to NBC10 News, Brandi’s family said that she and Fregeolle worked together at her previous employer. They said that he wanted to date her, however, she did not want to be in a relationship with him.
However, investigators have yet to comment on the connection between the two.
Brandi’s Friends and Family Have Shared Messages on Social Media
Joe Petisce, a technician at Herb Chambers Cadillac where Brandi worked, said “i love you. i miss you. im so sorry Brandi Berg.”
“She really was a really sweet lady,” Michael Cosgrove commented on Pestisce’s post. “I barely know her from working with her at Herb Chambers back in 2010. She always had a positive outlook on life and was always smiling. Her and I had some very nice conversations now and then when we worked together. I was going through some tough times back then and she always lifted my spirits with her presence and her glowing smile. She will be greatly missed.”
“I was trying to sleep tonight and going in and out of reality,” Mike Maggie Miguel wrote on Facebook. “Each time I wake back up I still can’t believe this is real!”
According to Brandi’s Facebook page, she graduated from East Providence High School in 1999. Erica McCartney shared news of Brandi’s death on their class Facebook page.
“It is with great sadness that I share this article re: the murder of our classmate Brandi Berg,” McCartney wrote. “Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.”