Marshfield: Police capture suspect in slaying at ‘Village of Marshfield’

Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz speaks to reporters outside of "Building 1" of the "Village at Marshfield"

Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz says the suspect in the fatal stabbing of a young woman  inside ‘Building 1′ at the former Fox Run Apartment complex has been found after a search that included a precautionary lockdown of nearby schools.

 Cruz at a mid-day press conference live on WATD-FM, said the injured suspect, identified as Marcello Almeida, was found by state and local police behind a back yard shed late Monday morning, and was taken to a hospital.


“I know he had a Brazillian passport, whether or not that is legal at this point, or whether his status in this country in, we are still working on that,” said Cruz. “We are working in conjunction with the FBI and ICE and hopefully we will have that information shortly.”

The suspect was found on School Street more than three hours after the alleged stabbing. Cruz said the man had a relationship with the 24-year-old woman who was stabbed.

Cruz, speaking generally, said domestic violence is a terrible crime.

“It doesnt really have any boundaries whether it be urban areas, suburan areas, rural areas,” Cruz said speaking at the press conference on Monday. ”Domestic violence exists in our community all too often, and obviously these two individuals had a relationship, and you can only see the unfortunate circumstances that can occur in Domestive Violence cases.”

The victim identified by a cousin as Patricia Frois, had been living in Marshfield. Frois, a native of Brazil, did not have any other relatives in the area according to a cousin.

Neighbors describe her as a nice, short brunette, who smiled alot.

Patricia Frois seen here in this Courtesy photo from her cousin Claudia Da Silveira

Police found the woman at an apartment complex after being called just after 8 a.m. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.  

Police with dogs and an aerial unit searched for the suspect in a wooded area near the apartments, and the former Settles Glass building.

The nearby high school, the Furnace Brook Middle School, and the Martinson Elementary School were placed into lockdown as a precaution. The lockdown was lifted at around 11:30am when the suspect was apprehended.

The Associated Press contribued to this report.
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