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Murder Investigation Underway After Body Found in Holden

A passerby found the body of a Hispanic male near a wooded area

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    Murder Investigation Underway After Body Found in Holden

    Worcester County District Attorney's office says a passerby found the body of a Hispanic male along Holden's Reservoir Street Friday night.

    (Published Saturday, June 2, 2018)

    Police are investigating a murder after a body was discovered overnight in the area of Reservoir Street in Holden, Massachusetts, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

    The DA's Office said a passerby found the body of a Hispanic male near a wooded area along the rural road that connects Worcester and Holden.

    A law enforcement source reported the victim as a man in his 20s who was found with gunshot wounds. 

    People who live in the area were surprised to hear about the discovery of a body.

    “I’m shocked. I live on Reservoir Street. I certainly didn’t hear anything and it’s just, the way the world is today, it’s so sad that this is happening all the time,” one woman said.

    “I’m shocked. Honestly, I don’t think anything like that would have happened in Holden because I lived here my whole life,” Jeffrey Ordung said.

    “The last time we had a problem like that, I want to say, may have been 20-25 years ago,” Ted Appleby said.

    Police have not released any information on a suspect, but investigators are seeking the public's help with finding any leads.

    Anyone with information is asked the call the State Police Barracks in Holden at 508-829-8410.

    The incident is under investigation.

    No other information was immediately available.

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