A Taiwanese diplomat was found slain Tuesday in her apartment in Santo Domingo’s university district, local police reported.
They said that Julia Ou, 52, had stab wounds and appeared to have been beaten and strangled.
The door to the apartment had not been forced open, the police said in a communique, adding that they have begun to question the woman’s neighbors and the people who work in the building.
The second secretary in the Press Office at the Taiwanese Embassy in the Dominican Republic, Jose Wang, told Efe that several of the victim’s friends had called her by telephone several times to find out why she had not come to work and, when they did not receive an answer, they decided to go to her home.
“When they arrived at the apartment they found blood stains in front of the door and decided to call the police,” said Wang.
Ou had been posed in Santo Domingo for about a year.