Birthplace: Beromünster, Lucerne, Switzerland
Location of death: Vatican City
Cause of death: Assassination
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute
Executive summary: Swiss Guard, murdered
On the day he died, Alois Estermann had been confirmed Commander of the Swiss Guards at the Vatican. That evening, he was found murdered along with his wife, both apparently at the hands of Lance Corporal Cedric Tornay, who then committed suicide.
Among the papal bodyguard during Mehmet Ali Agca's assassination attempt in 1981.
Wife: Gladys Meza Romero (b. 1945, m. 1983, d. 4-May-1998 murder)
Slept with: Cedric Tornay (Swiss Guard, affair alleged in City of Secrets, b. 1975, d. 4-May-1998 suicide)
Vatican Official Sub-Commandant, Swiss Guards (1989-98)
Vatican Official Swiss Guard (1980-89)
Shot cheek, neck, shoulder (4-May-1998)
Is the subject of books:
City of Secrets: The Truth Behind the Murders at the Vatican, 2003, BY: John Follain
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