francisco roman 12262020

(Chicopee Police Department Photo)

CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A Chicopee man who was reported missing on Christmas Eve has been identified as a murder victim in Hartford, Connecticut.

Hartford Police said on Saturday they responded to a car fire, and then found a body inside the car. Monday police identified the man inside the car as Francisco Roman of Chicopee.

Chicopee Police put out a missing person alert over the weekend that said Roman was last seen in the late-night hours of Christmas Eve near Chicopee Center. Friends and family were sharing his picture and pictures of his 2010 Black Acura all weekend.

Police said the 28-year-old was on crutches because of a broken right leg.

Monday night people in the community were taking to Facebook to remember Roman, who is also known by his nickname Paco. Friends on social media said he leaves behind two children.

This incident is still under investigation.

Copyright 2020 Western Mass News (Meredith Corporation).  All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.