The death of a Mexican woman found in a Leesburg apartment in October has been ruled a homicide, and the suspect is a man who committed suicide just days later.
Leesburg Police first reported to 807-L Edwards Ferry Road NE around 12:30 a.m. Oct. 26, 2012, after relatives of Izamar Carmona-Pacheco reported they were unable to make contact with her for several days and found her dead. Police found Carmona-Pacheco, 20, in a bedroom of the apartment at The Fields of Leesburg. Once the first responders reported a suspicious death, Leesburg detectives began working with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office on the case.
The Virginia Medical Examiners Northern District Office ruled the death a homicide, which appears to have been by drowning, according to information released by the Leesburg Police Tuesday.
Investigators identified Yosmil Mombla Gonzales, 30, of Cuba – who lived at the apartment and was in a relationship with the victim – as the suspect. He was found hanging from tree on the Goose Creek Golf Course in Leesburg early Oct. 29. Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office investigators determined his death a suicide, according to the Leesburg Police report.
Carmona-Pacheco died sometime late Oct. 24 or early Oct. 25, according to the report. Relatives and associates reported the relationship as volatile.
The incident marks the only homicide in Leesburg in 2012.