WESTFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - We continue to follow developing news after a large police presence was spotted in a Westfield neighborhood near Stanley Park this evening.

We have made multiple attempts to reach out to the Hampden County District Attorney's office, but they haven't responded to our requests.

However, a park ranger did tell Western Mass News earlier today that a body was found.

The investigation was centered on a wooded area in Stanley Park along Kensington Avenue.

Just to give some perspective on where that is, it's about a mile away from the Westfield State University campus.

When Western Mass News arrived, tarps can be seen along the fence to cover the scene.

Several gates going into the park were closed off, but the park was never evacuated, just no cars were able to go down Kensington Avenue.

We spoke with a man who lives across the street from the scene.

He did not want to go on camera, but he tells Western Mass News that he did not see or hear anything leading up to this.

He also told us it's scary this has happened across the street, considering he has kids

From what we were able to see on scene, the Westfield Police as well as State Police are investigating.

Western Mass News has a crew heading to the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.

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