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Murdered Brockton woman may have warned new boyfriend about possible violence

by: Robert Goulston Updated:

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BRAINTREE, Mass. - A woman’s murder has left a family heartbroken, but she may have warned someone it might happen.

According to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, Eugenia Gomes Monteiro, 30, sent a text message to her new boyfriend saying her ex-boyfriend would kill her if he found out about them.

That might be exactly what happened, police say.

"Ms. Monteiro had sent the new acquaintance a text message saying that she feared that Mr. Andrade would kill her if he found about about her new relationship," Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz told FOX25.

Monteiro’s ex-boyfriend, 38-year-old Matias Andrade, was found dead of an apparent suicide Tuesday morning and was considered the prime suspect in Monteiro’s death, according to police. 

The District Attorney’s office says Andrade apparently hanged himself in the woods near the border of Quincy and Braintree.

"They also located, near his body, under his body, a weapon which we believe was the weapon used in this event," Cruz said. "It was also determined that Mr. Andrade had gone to a family home in Dorchester where family members later told police that Mr. Andrade had appeared to be extremely upset."

Monteiro’s brother said he found her shot in the head behind her bedroom door. He told FOX25 he couldn’t believe her ex-boyfriend could something like this and the family is heartbroken at the loss.

"The pain is not going to leave my heart. I'm going to die with that pain in my heart. Everything I saw yesterday I have in my eyes. It's not going to come out,” Eugenio Monteiro, the victim’s brother, said.

Monteiro had a 10-year-old son and a 12-year-old daughter, according to her brother. Police said Monteiro was killed sometime after she dropped the children off at school. 

He said Andrade was not the father.

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