Jafet Robles has been named as the Springfield man found shot to death in Szot Park early Monday morning. The well-known community organizer and father of four was 33.
The Hampden District Attorney said Robles was located deceased at about 7:20 a.m. in a grassy area between Abbey Memorial Drive and Bemis Avenue in Springfield, MA. The death is being investigated as a homicide.
Robles’ body was found by Parks and Recreation employees said the Chicopee Police, who are working with Massachusetts State Police to investigating the murder.
Robles worked for Neighbor to Neighbor, a community organizing group in Western Massachusetts that helps working families. He focused on economic justice and improving the lives of children, and he was a mainstay at voter registration drives. Continue reading