Body in Paxton Identified as Worcester Man, Being Investigated as Homicide

March 7, 2022

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811

PAXTON – The death of a Worcester man whose body was found Saturday in the woods off of Asnebumskit Road in Paxton is being investigated as a homicide, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.

The body of Ernest A. Appiah, 29, was discovered just before 7 a.m. on March 5 after a resident called 911 to report a body about 25 feet into the wooded area off the road.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Appiah’s death a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office at 508-832-9124.

The investigation remains ongoing with the assistance of the Paxton Police Department.  State Police Crime Scene Services and Crime Lab, State Police K-9 Unit, and the State Police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) also assisted with the investigation.

Ernest Appiah

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