First Chester County homicide in 2019 a 'reminder of the dangers of domestic violence'

Jim Melwert
October 14, 2019 - 3:06 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials in Chester County are calling the county’s first homicide in 2019 "a sad reminder of the dangers of domestic violence." 

Chester County First Assistant District Attorney Mike Noone says they’re not releasing the name of the woman found dead in her home on North Block Road in London Britain Township on Thursday, but says state police were called to the home because the female resident hadn't been to work that week.

When no one answered the door, state troopers looked in the basement window and saw what looked like a body on the floor.

"It was obvious there were signs of a struggle on the first floor," Noone said. "And when they went to the basement, they found the two individuals who were deceased. The female resident of the home had been killed by her boyfriend, who then killed himself." 

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Noone says there is no record of any calls to police from the couple, nor is there any record of any protection from abuse orders.

“Sadly, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this was the first homicide of the year in Chester County, but it does serve to remind everyone of the dangers of domestic violence," he added. 

The Chester County Coroner’s Office identifies the man as Dario Capriatti.