S'porean woman killed at home in Hawaii

S'porean woman killed at home in Hawaii
Ms Tara Irdawati Isnin is thought to have been killed by her husband, an American. He is being held at a Honolulu hospital, where he is recovering from wounds from an apparent suicide attempt.

A Singaporean who moved to Hawaii in August and married her American boyfriend has been found shot dead at their home.

Mr Leo Chavez, 40, who serves in the US army, is believed to have killed Ms Tara Irdawati Isnin before turning the gun on himself in a botched suicide attempt.

The 33-year-old - who leaves behind a four-year-old daughter in Singapore from a previous marriage - was pronounced dead on arrival by paramedics at the couple's 19th floor apartment at Ala Wai Townhouse in Honolulu.

The incident was reported at 4.30am local time on Monday (10.30pm Singapore time).

Mr Chavez is being held under custody at a Honolulu hospital, where he is recovering from "serious wounds".

Ms Tara is survived by her mother, an elder brother and her daughter, who lives here with her Australian former husband.

She had been a corporate communications manager with real estate company Savills before she left Singapore for the US, according to her LinkedIn page.

One of her cousins, who declined to be named, said she met Mr Chavez in Singapore around a year ago while he was here on a sabbatical.

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