Gary R. Gromkiewicz And Michael P. Lambert Identified As Suspect In The Murder Of A Pregnant Woman


Gary R. Gromkiewicz And Michael P. Lambert Identified As Suspect In The Murder Of A Pregnant Woman

According to the Rhode Island State Police: Two individuals have been arrested by the Rhode Island State Police in connection with the murder of a pregnant woman. The victim’s body was discovered in Coventry.


Today, the Rhode Island State Police reported the apprehension of two individuals in connection with the ongoing inquiry into the dubious demise at Carbuncle Pond in Coventry, Rhode Island.

In breaking news, Gary R. Gromkiewicz, a 35-year-old resident of Lincoln, RI, has been taken into custody and is facing charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. A man is currently in custody at Rhode Island State Police headquarters and is set to be arraigned on Wednesday, May 10 at the Kent County Courthouse.


The individual in question has been identified as the father of Leila Duarte Da Luz’s unborn child. It has been reported that he was on probation at the time of this incident due to a 2015 felony assault with a deadly weapon conviction.

In breaking news, Michael P. Lambert, 46, has been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.


Lambert is reportedly a known associate of Gary Gromkiewicz. The individual is currently being held at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) due to a parole violation.

Lambert, who had been convicted of murder in 1995, was out on parole when the murder occurred.


According to sources, the individual’s most recent place of residence was in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Colonel Darnell S. Weaver, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, praised the Troopers and law enforcement partners for their outstanding dedication and effort in the pursuit of justice for Ms. Da Luz.

The Rhode Island State Police expressed their condolences to the loved ones of Ms. Da Luz during this difficult time.

On December 21, 2022, a report was made to the Rhode Island State Police regarding a deceased female found submerged in Carbuncle Pond, situated in Coventry, Rhode Island.

Upon arriving at the scene, detectives noted that an unidentified female had suffered multiple lacerations to her head. Based on their observations, they concluded that her death was suspicious.

The Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy the day after the incident and verified that the victim was murdered and was also pregnant.

On December 27, 2022, the victim’s identity was revealed after a missing person report was submitted to the Brockton Police Department.

According to detectives, the missing person was identified as the woman who was discovered murdered in Carbuncle Pond. Leila Patricia Duarte Da Luz, a 34-year-old resident of Brockton, Massachusetts, has been identified.

An extensive investigation was carried out by detectives, which involved the execution of 53 search warrants for evidence related to the murder. Analyzing the technical data and physical evidence collected required a massive amount of time and effort from investigators.

Based on the information available and multiple witness interviews, detectives have established the foundation for the criminal charges that have been presented today.

The Rhode Island State Police Major Crimes Unit led an investigation with support from various State Police detective units, including the Forensic Services Unit, the Violent Fugitive Task Force, the Special Victims

Unit, the Intelligence Unit, the Computer Crimes Unit, the Gaming Enforcement Unit, and the Fusion Center.

Assisting in the investigation were several specialized State Police units, including the Technical Investigations Unit, the Marine Unit, the Canine Unit, and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit.

Rhode Island State Police detectives were aided by several law enforcement agencies, such as the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, Massachusetts State Police, Brockton (MA) Police Department, Lincoln Police Department,

Coventry Police Department, the United States Marshals Service, Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.

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