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Body found in parking lot at Agawam park

A body was found at an Agawam park Monday morning where dozens of residents bring their dogs and children every day.
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 8:17 AM EDT|Updated: May. 9, 2022 at 4:03 PM EDT
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AGAWAM, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A body was found at an Agawam park Monday morning where dozens of residents bring their dogs and children every day.

Detectives were on-scene for most of the day and people we caught up with said they never imagined something like such an incident would happen there.

Early Monday morning, multiple police cars were on-scene at School Street Park in Agawam. The parking lot area blocked off as seen in these photos obtained by Western Mass News.

There is an active scene with a heavy police presence near School Street Park in Agawam.
There is an active scene with a heavy police presence near School Street Park in Agawam.(Western Mass News)
There is an active scene with a heavy police presence near School Street Park in Agawam.
There is an active scene with a heavy police presence near School Street Park in Agawam.(Western Mass News)

The Hampden District Attorney’s Office confirmed that a body was found in the parking lot area of the park.

“Makes me very nervous,” said Riza Bengle of Agawam.

Ken Largay of Agawam added, “Pretty shocked, unexpected for this area.”

The Agawam Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, and detectives assigned to the D.A.’s office are all investigating the manner of death.

One resident we caught up with lives right up the street from the park and heard about the body through family members.

“Woah, wait what happened, what’s going on? So I seen the sign somewhere and I decided to take a walk and find out what’s going on,” Bengle explained.

Almost every resident we spoke with, who was walking at the park, said nothing bad ever happens there and they were shocked to hear the news.

“I come here, it’s a wonderful place for Agawam residents, and it’s a nice place, safe place to walk,” said Richard Knight of Agawam.

Largay comes to the park almost every day with his dog, Keke, and said he will continue to do so.

“It’s probably something random, but my heart goes out to the victim and their family,” Largay noted.

Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and will have more information as it becomes available.