Falmouth police are investigating a suspected homicide case that left a woman dead and a man nursing severe injuries.
According to Michael O’Keefe, the Cape & Islands District Attorney, a CapeWind Waterfront Resort friend alerted the police of the commotion at the facility. Falmouth’s law enforcement and Fire-Rescue arrived at the scene at around 6.40 pm on February 8.
After arriving at the CapeWind Resort, the police entered the unit where the caller had reported possible disturbance. They found an unconscious woman lying on the floor. A second victim was lying on the bed, with apparent neck and hand injuries.
Police investigators identified the woman as 30-year-old Danielle Taylor of Mashpee. She did not have visible injuries. Consequently, the medical responders transferred Ms. Taylor to Falmouth Hospital, where the medical experts pronounced her dead soon after.
The responders also airlifted the male victim to Rhode Island for specialised medical care – his health status is still unknown. The investigators are yet to release the identity and the health information of the male victim.
The district attorney’s office released a statement indicating that Ms. Taylor and the man were dating. However, the exact cause of the disagreement that led to the catastrophic fight is yet to be determined.
According to Edward Teague, Falmouth’s Clerk Magistrate, the conflict between the two lovebirds could have emanated from love gone sour. He went on to say that the man strangled the woman and attempted suicide by slitting his wrist and throat.
Boston’s Medical Examiner Office has scheduled an autopsy on February 10. The autopsy will help determine whether the alleged boyfriend suffocated her or there was another cause of her death.
Massachusetts State Police detectives and Falmouth Police are still investigating the matter under the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office supervision. Further updates will be provided as the police departments continue with investigations.