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Young woman beats her girlfriend to death on beach while vacationing together

By Mason White 6:15 PM January 1, 2015
Gaia Molinari 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A young woman was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly beating her girlfriend to death with a stone while vacationing together, police in Brazil said.

Miriam Franca of Rio de Janeiro, is accused of murdering 29-year-old Gaia Molinari, while they were enjoying a vacation in Ceara.

The body of the victim was found by tourists in the undergrowth of a nature reserve in Jericoacoara. An autopsy showed that the victim was choked and beaten with a rock.

Molinari of Piacenza, Italy, moved to Brazil to teach English in Sao Paulo, before moving to Fortaleza.

A day before her death, the victim spoke to her mother about opening a bed and breakfast in Brazil, Valentina Carraro, the mother of the victim, said.