Calheta, Madeira, 29 July 2019 (Lusa) – A woman, about 50 years old, was murdered at night in her residence in the parish of Jardim do Mar, Calheta municipality, western Madeira, a source said. Volunteer Firefighters of the locality.

According to the corporation commander, the warning was given by the victim’s brother, shortly after 01:00 hrs, and the firefighters deployed an ambulance and two personnel to the site of Piedade.

“When we arrived, the person was already dead, there was nothing left to do,” he said, underlining that the police authorities were informed, and the Judicial Police and the Public Security Police were in place.

The crime was reported to have occurred in the context of domestic violence and was allegedly committed by the victim’s partner, and the manner in which it was committed is unknown.