Memorial service to be held Friday for Danbury stabbing victim
DANBURY — A memorial service will be held Friday for the victim in last week’s fatal skate park stabbing as police continue searching for the person responsible for his death.
Other than saying investigators are working on the case, police have provided no updates on the investigation into the death of Danbury resident Willy Placencia.
Police have not yet made an arrest — and it’s unknown whether the killer is still in the city or elsewhere.
The 21-year-old died at Danbury Hospital after being stabbed at the Danbury City Center Skate Park on March 18 — over a week ago.
Police responded to a report of a fight on Patriot Drive around 6:30 p.m. and found Placencia at the skate park with multiple stab wounds.
He was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead.
Placencia is remembered by loved ones as a loving and supportive person with a passion for skateboarding.
“We’ve lost the most helpful, uplifting, hardworking, loyal, honest and loving human being I’ve ever met in my life,” said his girlfriend, Silainy Rodriguez, who is pregnant with Placencia’s first child.
Rodriguez said her boyfriend was “always true to himself and his values and what he stood for.”
“He was a protective angel who held his ground firmly, and now he can finally fly,” she said.
In addition to his girlfriend and unborn child, Placencia leaves behind his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
Placencia’s memorial service will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, at the Danbury Memorial Funeral Home.
Only family members will be allowed to attend the service in person, but others can watch via live stream at hdezwebcast.com/show/willy-f-plasencia.
Anyone with information on the fatal skate park stabbing is asked to call Danbury Police Department’s detective division at 203-797-4662, or the Anonymous TIPS Line at 203-790-8477.