WORCESTER (CBS) — Police have identified the burned body that was found in Worcester and made an arrest in connection with the case.

Rafael Guzman, 35, was arrested for accessory after the fact and was arraigned, according to Worcester police.

The body of 30-year-old Benjamin Pacheco was found in the woods off Granite Street on Tuesday morning. His death has been ruled a homicide.

Surveillance video of the scene showed a car on Granite Street near where Pacheco was found. The same car was seen being used by Guzman hours earlier at the Great Brook Valley housing development where he lives, a police report said.

It also detailed Pacheco had a “sharp penetrating wound” on his neck and bruising on his back.

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

Firefighters initially responded to the scene around 6 a.m. for a report of a fire and police were called when the body was discovered. Investigators in hazardous materials suits were seen going in and out of the woods throughout the day.

Police said Guzman admitted to being with Pacheco on Monday afternoon and that the two know each other.

No other information is available at this time.


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