West Springfield murder suspect under arrest

October 21, 2022 -Springfield- On Thursday, October 20, 2022, members of Hampden County State Police Detective Unit along with the West Springfield Police Department  became aware of a possible homicide victim in West Springfield after officers with Springfield Police Department received information and details of a possible murder in West Springfield.

Members of the Hampden County State Police Detective Unit and West Springfield Police Department immediately partnered with the Springfield Police Department to initiate a homicide investigation. 

Detectives quickly established the suspects identity and through their investigation established probable cause that he was responsible for the homicide.

Jose Hernandez, 30, of West Springfield was taken into custody and brought to the West Springfield Police Department were he was booked and charged with murder.

On the same day, Investigators obtained a search warrant for the victim’s residence. Upon executing the search warrant, detectives discovered the victim’s body.

Jose Hernandez is expected to be arraigned today in Springfield District Court.   

This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Hampden County State Police Detective Unit, the West Springfield Police Department and the Hampden District Attorney’s Office’s Murder Unit.

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