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.
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.”
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.”
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.
Worcester resident Ryan Etre said, “There’s too much crime in the city as it is right now, murders, shootings, I mean how can you do something so inhumane to drop a body and burn it. It leaves me speechless.”
Worcester police ask that anyone with information about the body send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD or call (508) 799-8651.