Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Shock as young Brazilian woman fatally stabbed

The fatal stabbing of a young Brazilian woman in Roscommon town on Tuesday evening has stunned the local community. The popular young woman died following a stabbing which took place in a house in Lanesboro Street, Roscommon. It is understood that the house in which the woman died was not her place of residence but that she lived in rented accommodation in a separate premises in Lanesboro Street.

Gardai said that they arrested a man shortly after the discovery of the body. The woman, Kezia Gomes Rosa, was in her early twenties.

The alarm was raised with Gardai at about 7 pm on Tuesday evening. When Gardai called to the house at Lanesboro Street, Roscommon they found the deceased woman.

A male was arrested a short time later and detained at Roscommon Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Gardai sealed off the scene pending the arrival of the Garda Technical Bureau and State Pathologist. The State Pathologist Dr. Marie Cassidy arrived at the scene on Wednesday morning. The body of the deceased was removed to Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe where a postmortem was carried out.

A weapon was found in a nearby house on Wednesday morning. A spokesperson for the Garda Press Office said on Wednesday afternoon that it had not been established at that point whether the weapon had any association with the stabbing.

It is believed that the victim arrived in Roscommon from Brazil about a year and a half ago. Up to a number of months ago she had worked in a bar/restaurant in Roscommon town.

A popular young woman, her death in such circumstances has come as a great shock to her friends and neighbours in the Brazilian and native Irish communities. It is understood that the victim does not have any relatives in Ireland. Her family in Brazil were contacted by Gardai.