2/24 UPDATE: Ricciardi has been charged with first-degree murder, according to the Daily Press


SMITHFIELD -- A 49-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a missing Smithfield woman.

According to Smithfield Police, the body of 72-year-old Naira Davis was discovered near a home in the 300 block of Lane Crescent early Friday, less than a day after she went missing.

Police said Davis was paying a visit to the home of a bed-ridden friend when she was attacked by David Ricciardi, the adult son of the woman with whom she was visting. He then used Davis' car to get away.

Ricciardi has been charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, but murder charges have yet to be filed. An investigation is still underway.

Police said Davis lived just one block from where her body was found.

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