Officials charged a suspect in connection with the killing of a 30-year-old man Friday who was found dead in a wooded area in Worcester on Tuesday, according to Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s office.
Rafael Guzman was charged with being an accessory after the fact to the killing of Benjamin Pacheco, Early Jr.’s office said in a statement. He was set to be arraigned in Worcester District Court on Friday.
Worcester police asked for the public’s help identifying Pacheco after he was found dead near 277 Granite St. around 6 a.m. Tuesday, Worcester police said in a statement. Firefighters responding to a blaze in the area discovered his body.
Pacheco was described as a middle-aged white man with short, thinning brown hair, police said.
Pacheco’s death has been classified as a homicide, said Lieutenant Sean Murtha, a Worcester police spokesman.