Former professional boxer Viviane Obenauf is a prime suspect in the murder of her 61-year-old husband. Authorities arrested Obenauf last week after the victim, identified only as “Thomas,” was found dead in their home in Switzerland.

Officers who responded to the crime scene said Obenauf might have clobbered her husband with a blunt object during an assault, resulting in his death. Police ruled his death as a result of a violent assault due to the massive injuries found all over his body.

The alleged attack reportedly led to a drone being flown over the couple’s flat and Obernauf’s gym being raided by the police.

Viviane Obenauf married her late husband, who was a restaurateur, in January. Their marriage came after Obenauf’s retirement from boxing in 2019. After their wedding, Viviane Obenauf opened a gym in the Swiss town of Interlaken, where she lived in an apartment with Thomas.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Obenauf held a 14-6 record in boxing. She held the WBF International lightweight and WBF International super featherweight titles during her career, which she started at age 18. She had her first professional fight on April 21, 2014.

Meanwhile, a former boyfriend of Obenauf claimed that reports about the former boxer assaulting her husband to death did not surprise him. He claimed that Obenauf also assaulted him in the past, punching him in the face four or five times during their relationship.

The former boxer was also arrested in London during her 30th birthday celebration in 2016 after allegedly punching a man who had attempted to grope her. She was put behind bars on the night of the incident.

In a separate interview, Martin Soche, a friend of Viviane Obenauf’s husband and one of the last people to see the victim alive, described Thomas as a kind and passionate man. “He was easy to get along with and worked with passion,” he said. “I had borrowed glasses from him for a birthday party and had to bring them back. Then we had another beer together. And now he’s just not there anymore. It has shaken everyone up,” he added.

Viviane Obenauf Viviane Obenauf of Switzerland celebrates after beating Natasha Jonas in the WBA International Super-Featherweight Championship at the Wales Ice Arena on August 4, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. Getty/ Matthew Horwood