Vigil held in Raynham in memory of woman killed in apparent murder-suicide

RAYNHAM, Mass. (WLNE) — Community members and leaders gathered Tuesday morning in Raynham to mourn the life of Tatiana Tavares, a woman who lost her life in an apparent murder-suicide on the Fourth of July.

Dozens gathered to remember and honor Tavares’ life, pray for her family, and the end to domestic violence.

The vigil was hosted by New Hope Inc., a non-profit organization that works to spread the word against domestic violence.

The Raynham community gathers for a vigil in memory of a woman who was killed in an apparent murder-suicide, Tuesday, July 11, 2023. (WLNE)

The vigil was also attended by members of the community, police, and Taunton Mayor Shaunna O’Connell.

The apparent murder-suicide of the 30-year-old woman rocked Raynham and surrounding Bristol County communities. Tavares is suspected to have been shot and killed by her 43-year-old partner, Scott Swale, who then fatally shot himself.

The moral of Tuesday’s vigil is that if you are suffering from an abusive relationship there are resources available for you and to speak out.

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