Story By: Georgina Jadikovska, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
The Swiss police have identified the body of a Dominican woman allegedly killed by a Swiss cop before he committed suicide.
Evangelista Manon Moreno, 43, who was originally from the municipality of Yamasa in Monte Plata Province in the Dominican Republic, was allegedly shot dead by her boyfriend, a 52-year-old officer of the Swiss police.
The case was reported on March 19th after police officers found two dead bodies in an apartment in Lausanne.
Local residents said the policemen were armed and wore bulletproof vests. One neighbour said: “They were all dressed in black.”
According to local media, the police tried to persuade their colleague to open the door, but after entering his apartment by a neighbour’s balcony, they found him dead alongside 43-year-old Evangelista.
A preliminary investigation found that the cop, whose identity has not been revealed, killed himself with a gun after murdering Evangelista.
He reported the crime to the police beforehand at 1.30pm on Friday.
The victim, who was a Dominican citizen, lived in the municipality of Bussigny in the Swiss canton of Vaud and was a mother of four adult children.
Reports said three of her children live in Spain and the other lives in Poland.
Evangelista also held a Spanish passport and lived in Spain until she moved to Switzerland eight years ago.
A local resident claimed she was woken up by an argument at around 5am on Friday morning followed by a long silence.
The neighbour added: “Then there was very loud music after which the perpetrator came out of the apartment and looked normal.
“I think he had already killed his girlfriend by then, but no one could imagine anything so dramatic had just happened. Then many police officers arrived.”
According to the unnamed woman, the 52-year-old police officer was a calm man who always appeared to be in a good mood.
She said she knew about his relationship with the Latin American woman because they often fought over the phone and she could hear their arguments.
It was also reported that the suspected killer’s mother lost her brother one day before his death.
The police have not disclosed any possible motive for the alleged shooting as the investigation continues.
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