BROCKTON (WHDH/AP) – The boyfriend of a woman found shot to death in her Brockton apartment was found dead Tuesday morning of an apparent suicide, authorities said.
The Plymouth district attorney said in a statement Tuesday that 38-year-old Matias Andrade was found dead in a wooded area off Interstate 93 in Braintree at about midnight.
Police had been looking for Andrade since 30-year-old Eugenia Gomes Monteiro was found dead of several gunshot wounds in her home at about 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Relatives found Monteiro’s body inside her home on Lexington Street after they said they went to check on her when she did not pick up her children from school.
Monteiro’s boyfriend Zezito said he knew something was wrong when his girlfriend did not pick up her children or answer his phone calls.
“I talked to her daughter, and her daughter said, ‘Oh my mom hasn’t picked me up yet.’ I said, ‘Okay, let me call your mom to find out where she is,'” Zezito said. “I called her probably 20 or 30 times. She didn’t answer and I said, ‘something is wrong.”
After Monteiro was found dead, police announced they were looking for Andrade. His vehicle was later found but he remained missing.
His body was found after state police detected a signal from his cellphone.
Zezito said he knew of an argument between Monteiro and Andrade.
“She definitely went back with me and I guess the person wasn’t happy,” Zezito said.
Both deaths remain under investigation.
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