Person found dead after fire extinguished in wooded area of Worcester – WCVB Boston

Person found dead after fire extinguished in wooded area of Worcester - WCVB Boston
Worcester PD: Body found off Granite Street – News
WORCESTER (CBS) — A burned body was found in the woods in Worcester Tuesday morning, sources told WBZ-TV.

The fire department was called to an area near Granite Street around 6 a.m. for a report of a fire. Police were brought in after firefighters found a body. Sources told WBZ it was burned.

A concerned neighborhood resident told 7’s Steve Cooper that she was driving along Granite Street on Monday night when she made eye contact with a college-aged man who slipped into the woods.

The scene in Worcester where firefighters found a burned body Tuesday morning. (Photo credit: WBZ-TV)

Investigators in hazardous materials suits could be seen going in and out of the woods early Tuesday afternoon. A woman who works nearby said the situation made her nervous.

“I work here and I’ve been here for over 21 years and I am here at night,” Deb Young told WBZ “I don’t know what to think of it, it kind of makes you very nervous. Like what is going on so close to where we are that we didn’t see anything or we missed it.”

Police scanner audio indicates firefighters were called to the area sometime in the morning. A dispatcher is heard telling police that the fire department went up there for a fire and a body was discovered, scanner audio shows.

Denis LaBaire lives nearby. “It’s scary, there is only three houses on my street… It doesn’t shock me because they just dump, a couple weeks ago two fiberglass boats, a bedroom set, it’s just crazy.”

In an area near Otto Avenue, police investigators could be seen Tuesday morning walking in and out of the woods wearing gloves, protective boots and carrying evidence bags.

Police said the death is being treated as suspicious. Identification of the body and cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner, they said.

Authorities in Worcester are investigating a suspicious death Tuesday morning after firefighters responding to a blaze in a wooded area discovered a body, officials said.

Worcester police ask that anyone with information about the body send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD or call (508) 799-8651.

Investigators are currently processing the scene and the death is being treated as suspicious. The body will be transported to the Medical Examiners Officer for identification and cause of death.

A body was found in the woods off Granite Street in Worcester, and police are treating the death as suspicious.

Firefighters were called to the area near 277 Granite St. for a fire in the woods around 6 a.m. Tuesday. Police were subsequently called when firefighters found the remains, authorities said.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will work on determining who the person was and how they died, according to police. An investigation was ongoing at the scene midday Tuesday.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner arrived on scene in the area of 277 Granite St. around noon to remove the body. The fire department was initially called to the area around 6 a.m. for a report of an outside fire. Firefighters discovered the body and police were called to the scene, authorities said.

Worcester detectives now on special suits processing evidence where the body was found this morning…live report at noon #7news pic.twitter.com/bL8PVNnbnq

Police scanner audio indicates firefighters were called to the area sometime in the morning. A dispatcher is heard telling police that the fire department went up there for a fire and a body was discovered, scanner audio shows.


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