A member of the Vatican Gendarmerie found shot dead is believed to have killed himself over a love affair, Italian news agency Ansa reported Monday.
The 26-year-old police trainee was discovered with a bullet wound to the head in a bathroom in the police barracks Monday morning.
A trainee with the Vatican police force since April, the man left a short farewell message, the Vatican said.
Pope Benedict was said to be deeply shocked by the death.
Last Mod: 03 Eylül 2007, 18:13