Story By: William McGee, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
This pretty young woman was reportedly knifed 27 times to death by her ex-partner who has since gone on the run.
Taluany da Silva Rocha, 19, was found dead by family members at her house in the municipality of Alto Alegre in the northern Brazilian state of Roraima on the morning of 6th December.
The nurse technician’s lifeless body was found on her living room floor with 27 stab wounds.
A 30-centimetre (11.8-inch) long knife without a handle was found stuck in her neck, according to reports.
Bloody footprints were found on the floor and bloodstains were found on the walls along with a bloodied shirt.
An autopsy showed that the young woman, who originally hailed from the neighbouring state of Amazonas, tried to resist the attack.
According to the police, the prime suspect is the victim’s 28-year-old ex-partner whose name has not been revealed.
He has not yet been located and is believed to be on the run. He is wanted on suspicion of femicide.
Family members said the pair had separated because their relationship was turbulent and complicated by the man’s alleged alcohol and drug use.
The couple broke up two weeks prior to her death after an argument about the man’s four-day disappearance.
After they separated, the suspect went to the state capital of Boa Vista and later returned to try to rekindle the relationship. Rocha, meanwhile, had gone to stay with her mother and stepfather.
The young woman was adamant that she did not want to get back together with her ex. However, she ended up accepting a call from him.
The man asked Rocha to come to their house, claiming he had a surprise for her.
Rocha got a lift to the house from her stepfather, despite her family insisting that she should not go.
Hours later, the young woman called her mother to tell her that she had been gifted perfume and chocolate and that the house had been decorated with balloons.
On the day of the crime, Rocha informed her mother that she would visit her the following day.
On the morning of 6th December, a neighbour called Rocha’s family to tell them to go to the house to switch off a running tap because her garden was filling with water.
Arriving at the house, they found the young woman’s dead body.
Neighbours told the police they heard Rocha scream for help and beg the suspect to stop at around 9pm on 5th December.
They then heard loud music playing, after the man turned up a stereo in the house.
However, the neighbours did not initially report anything as they frequently heard fights between the couple.
According to local media, the man was seen leaving the property without a shirt. Family members believe he left with the victim’s mobile phone.
Rocha was buried in Alto Alegre. The search for the suspect continues.
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