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Body Found in Basement of Penn Ave. Home, Investigation Continues

For Immediate Release: 3/5/2019 2:26 pm

On February 19, 2019 68-year-old Marcelino Mueces of Lovell Street was reported missing. On February 26, 2019 police located the vehicle of Mr. Mueces on Villa Nova Street. The vehicle was towed to the Worcester Police Department for processing by the Crime Scene Unit.

During the investigation, Worcester Police detectives obtained a search warrant for a dwelling located at 24 Penn Ave. On March 2, 2019 detectives executed the search warrant. As a result, a Sergeant from the Crime Scene Unit uncovered human remains in the basement of the dwelling. The body was identified as Mr. Marcelino Mueces. The Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy. Official ruling on the cause and manner of death are still pending.

This afternoon, Thomas Garon, 53, of Worcester was arrested on a warrant as a result of the investigation. He was charged with Disinterment of a Body, Identity Theft, and Misleading a Police Investigation.

Detectives continue to investigate.

There is no further information at this time.

If anyone has information about this incident they can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651

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