The man who killed himself early Friday by jumping in front of a Charlotte train was the chief suspect in the strangulation death of a Waterbury, Conn., woman who was the mother of his child.
Twenty-nine-year-old Jason Monge, whose last known address was in Stratford, Conn, had been wanted for questioning since the body of his former girlfriend, 33-year-old Carrie Jacovino, was found Thursday in a van in a Naugatuck supermarket parking lot. She was found naked from the waist down, with a towel over her face, by a family member who searched for her after the mother of three failed to show up to work.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say Monge jumped in front of the train Friday at 4:40 a.m. The case is under investigation.
Monge was the father of Jacovino's youngest child, an 8-year-old boy. Neighbors described Jacovino as a good mother who worked as a certified nursing assistant and recently took on a second job to pay off bills.
“She was a great person; always happy,” said Jane Regan, a former neighbor. Jacovino also had two daughters, ages 16 and 10. Police said the children are staying with family members. The case remains under investigation.