Murder Warrant Issued in Connection to November 11 New Bedford Homicide; Public Assistance Sought

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn III

District Attorney

Press Release

November 21, 2018

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn and New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro announced today that a suspect is actively being sought for the November 11th murder of 23-year-old Reynaldo Pena in New Bedford..

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Alexis Silva, 30, of New Bedford.   Mr. Silva has been charged in New Bedford District Court with the Murder of Mr. Pena. He is also being charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, carrying an illegal firearm and carrying a loaded illegal firearm.

A wanted poster and a photo of the defendant is attached to this email.  The public is urged to not approach or attempt to apprehend Mr. Silva. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about the case or the whereabouts of Mr. Cohen is asked to please call New Bedford Police Detectives at 508-717-1120-1212 or the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the District Attorney’s Office at  774-229-6248.


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications