Athol man arrested in connection to murder of Leominster woman


ATHOL, Mass. (WWLP) – An arrest was made Monday in the murder of a Leominster woman earlier this month.

Northwestern District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Mary Carey told 22News 23-year-old Keith Hamel of Athol was arrested in downtown Athol on a warrant charging him with the murder of 26-year-old Kelsey Clifford of Leominster.

Hamel is being held without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in the Orange District Court on Tuesday morning.

Clifford’s body was found outside the entrance to the Athol Wastewater Treatment Facility in the early-morning hours of Nov. 11, 2019.

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