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Victim in Smith’s Parish domestic incident case named

Victim identified: Police have identified Morissa Moniz as the victim in an incident in which she was found dead when police responded to a report of a domestic incident. (Photograph supplied)

Police have identified the 28-year-old woman who was found dead in a Smith’s Parish home on Thursday as Morissa Moniz.

Miss Moniz was found in an unresponsive state after police responded to a reported domestic incident, a Bermuda Police Service spokesman said. She was later pronounced dead at the scene by an on-call physician.

A 37-year-old man who was found unconscious at the home when police arrived has been arrested and is expected to appear in court this week.

The investigation into this matter remains ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith on 717-0864.

Alternatively, you may call 211, the main police number, 295-0011 or, Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.

A candlelight vigil in memory of Miss Moniz will be held by the charity Safe Space Bermuda at 6pm on Wednesday at Victoria Park. Participants are asked to bring their own candles if they can.

According to a Facebook post, Miss Moniz joined AirCare Ltd in July as the operations coordinator for projects/fire.

In the post dated September 21, she was quoted as saying: “I was excited to join the AirCare Team as I felt I had much to offer the company, but also felt I could learn and grow within the company as well. I have already learned so much and this is only the beginning. I am happy to say that I am enjoying my position so far.

“What I’ve enjoyed most is the people I work with. I received a very warm welcome and have felt like part of the team since my very first day. I haven’t been here long, but I love it here and I am grateful to have been offered the opportunity."