Police Investigating First Homicide In Groveland Since 1992

GROVELAND, Mass.(WBZ NewsRadio) — Authorities in Groveland are investigating after a prominent former town official was found dead in his home on Friday. Police are calling it a homicide.

The body of 82-year-old Patsy Schena was found in his home on Governors Road just before midnight. He had suffered from multiple wounds. Officials did not specific the type of wounds.

Schena was pronounced dead at the scene.

“This is a shocking and brutal crime,” Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said. “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr. Schena as they try to comprehend this horrific event.”

Schena served as the town's building inspector for several years.

"He was well-known and respected in the community," Groveland Police Chief Jeff Gillen said. "We are deeply saddened and shocked by this loss and our thoughts are with his family."

According to officials, Schena’s death is the first homicide in Groveland since 1992.

No arrests have been made.

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