LA PAZ – Police have arrested two men for the murder of a Polish woman working as a volunteer in a central Bolivian town, according to a preliminary report by the provincial attorney general’s office released on Wednesday.
Helena Agnieszka Kmiec, 26, was murdered about 2:05 am on Tuesday in the town of Pacata, near the central city of Cochabamba, according to the report.
Kmiec was attacked with a knife and died from “hypovolemic shock, internal hemorrhaging and ... laceration of the ventricle,” according to the report signed by prosecutor Lucy Mejia.
The victim was working as a volunteer with the Bolivia Lucyna Teresa Jdolowska religious congregation at the Edmundo Bojanouski school, where the crime took place.
The attorney general’s office identified Romualdo Mamio do Santos as the alleged murderer and Sergio Oscar Flores Rivera as his accomplice, and police arrested both men on Tuesday.
The Public Ministry report says that robbery was the presumed motive for the murder.