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Man Found in Pittsfield State Forest Shot to Death
04:48PM / Sunday, December 05, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A  city man whose body was found in Pittsfield State Forest on Saturday morning is the victim of a homicide. 
 
Reymon Delacruz-Batista, 32, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
 
Delacruz-Batista's body was discovered by a hunter at the forest about 5 a.m. on Saturday. Emergency responders were called and paramedics with Action Ambulance pronounced him dead at the scene.
 
His identity and circumstances surrounding his death were not released until an autopsy was completed on Sunday.
 
"I send my condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Delacruz-Batista, who was a beloved father of three young children. Law enforcement is diligently working to identify the person or persons responsible for this murder," District Attorney Andrea Harrington said in a statement. "My office will continue to work collaboratively with law enforcement and community members to address and prevent gun violence. We ask that anyone with information about this shooting support our efforts by reporting what they know to law enforcement."
 
The case is being investigated by the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the DA's Office.
 
Investigators request that those who live in the area with home surveillance systems please provide copies of recordings from Friday night into Saturday morning to detectives.
 
Police ask anyone with information to contact Berkshire State Police Detectives at 413-499-1112 or the Pittsfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705.
 
Delacruz-Batista had been sentenced to up to four years in prison in 2016 following a raid the previous year that led to drug and firearms charges. 
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