Vermont State Police report that Roberto Fonseca-Rivera, 44, a driver for Katsiroubas Bros. of Hyde Park, was found dead in his Katsiroubas delivery truck on Rte. 103 in Rockingham, near I-91, Friday afternoon.
Fonseca-Rivera was in Vermont making deliveries for the company, located in the former Stop & Shop complex on Meadow Road in Readville.
His last known location was at about 12:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, leaving Rutland and heading southbound on Vermont Route 103. Investigators believe the shooting occurred between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Vermont Route 103 near the location where the victim’s body was discovered Friday evening in his vehicle. Preliminary investigation indicates this was an isolated incident.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports that Fonseca-Rivera had been sentenced to a year in federal prison last November after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine for his role in a South Shore cocaine ring.
In a statement, Katsiroubas Bros.recalled Fonseca-Rivera as "dedicated, kind and reliable."
Roberto's smiling, outgoing presence always brightened our days. This was a man who would stay after work and help coworkers, repairing their vehicles.