Worcester police make arrest in connection with discovery of dead body in woods

WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - An arrest has been made in connection with the discovery of a dead body that was found in the woods in Worcester following a fire on Tuesday, officials said.

Rafael Guzman, 35, was arraigned Friday in Worcester District Court on a charge of accessory after the fact.

Authorities responding to a report of a blaze in the woods near 277 Granite St. around 6 a.m. extinguished the flames and found 30-year-old Benjamin Pacheco dead, according to the Worcester Police Department.

Police say the death is being treated as suspicious.

The state medical examiner’s office has not yet released a cause of death.

An investigation is ongoing.

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