Authorities Investigating Fatal Stabbing of Man in Fitchburg

March 21, 2022

For Immediate Release

Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706


FITCHBURG — The death of a man in Fitchburg on Friday is being investigated as a homicide, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.

Gadiel Maria, 18, of Fitchburg, was fatally stabbed shortly before midnight on Friday. It appears he was involved in some type of altercation on Spruce and Salem streets before driving himself to another location.

Maria was then transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and ruled the death a homicide.

Detectives from the Fitchburg Police Department and State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office continue to investigate.

State Police Crime Scene Services and Crime Lab and the State Police K-9 Unit are assisting in the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office at (508) 832-9124 or Fitchburg Police at (978) 345-9650.

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