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Authorities investigating murder suicide in Raynham



Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office, Raynham Police and Homicide Unit prosecutors are investigating an apparent murder-suicide which occurred during the early morning hours today in Raynham.

According to Gregg Miliote of the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, at approximately 2:00 a.m. today, Raynham Police received 911 calls from both the female shooting victim and another tenant of the home to report the shooting at 80 Ruth Ellen Road.

When police and paramedics arrived on scene minutes later, they discovered both the victim and the apparent shooter deceased in the victim’s bedroom.

The victim was identified as 30-year-old Tatiana Tavares of Raynham and the apparent shooter, who then took his own life, was identified as 43-year-old Scott Swale of Easton.

The preliminary investigation reveals that Swale appears to have forced entry into the home by shattering a sliding glass door. He then walked upstairs to Tavares’s bedroom and shot her in the- chest while she was lying on the bed. Swale then appears to have shot himself in the head.

The two deceased individuals had been engaged in a hostile year-long on again, off again relationship.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

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