Virginia police are investigating what they believe was a murder-suicide in which a man allegedly fatally shot a woman in a car in front of their infant baby, PEOPLE confirms.
On Saturday morning, Virginia State Police arrived at a road near Mappsville on Saturday and found Elizabeth Jensen, 20, and Jonan Gonzalez-Funes, 27, dead in an apparent murder-suicide, according to a police statement from the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office obtained by PEOPLE.
The pair’s infant child was in the car at the time. Police said the baby was “determined to be in good health.” It is unclear how long the child had been in the vehicle.
Police said they believe Gonzales-Funes, of Bloxom, fatally shot Jensen, of Sanford, before turning the gun on himself.
“Custody of the child has been turned over to the other family members,” police said in the statement.
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Gonzales-Funes was a correctional officer with the sheriff’s office, according to the statement.
Jensen’s friend, Alyssa Behr, tells PEOPLE that Jensen and Gonzales-Funes had been together for about five or six years but were not dating at the time of the alleged murder-suicide. Behr says she met Gonzales-Funes and “got a bad vibe” from the 27-year-old but put up with him for the sake of her friendship with Jensen.
“They loved each other, but they argued a lot. Sometimes it was physical,” Behr says, adding that Gonzales-Funes cheated on her and that “it was an abusive relationship.”
“[Jensen] had the biggest heart in the world and he was her soft spot,” Behr adds.
Behr says: “She did tell me he was violent with her and I witnessed it at one time.”
After welcoming their little girl, Jensen and Gonzales-Funes broke up, Behr says, adding that Jensen got a new boyfriend and Gonzales-Funes “didn’t like him.”
“Jonan was the kid of person that was like, ‘If I can’t have you, no one else will,'” Behr tells PEOPLE. “He was very possessive over her in a bad way.”
The investigation is ongoing and autopsy results are pending, police said.