A young woman raped and killed in Busumbala has been named as Maria Mendy.
Ms Mendy, a Grade 12 student at St. Peter’s Technical Senior Secondary School, died in a suspected murder-suicide this afternoon.
The 24-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after reports of a person found unresponsive.
Her alleged killer identified as Zeizon Gomez committed suicide by hanging.
Police say the deaths are linked and have opened an investigation into the murder-suicide.
Police spokesman Lamin Njie told Gambiana that the man and woman lived in the same house.
The bodies were taken away for post-mortem examination.