Law enforcement investigating death of 48-year-old Wareham woman

Dec 4, 2020

An investigation this week into the death of a 48-year-old Wareham woman has led to the arrest of the 45-year-old man she had been living with, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office spokesperson, Beth Stone. 

Wareham Police received information about the possible death of a person in Wareham on Wednesday, Dec. 2, she said. When police followed up on that information, they were led to an outdoor encampment behind Water Wizz on Cranberry Highway, where a couple had been living in a tent, according to Stone.

At that location, Wareham Police located 48-year-old Teena Hill, who was determined to be deceased on-scene by emergency medical personnel, Stone said. 

Local police contacted the Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, she said, and a death investigation began.

“As a result of the investigation, Christopher William Ball-Roemer, 45, was arrested on Wednesday and arraigned on Thursday in Wareham District Court on one count of Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member,” Stone said. 

Ball-Roemer is now being held without bail pending the outcome of a dangerousness hearing, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m., Stone said.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner now has jurisdiction of the case and will determine the manner and cause of Hill’s death, according to Stone. She added that those results are pending and the investigation remains ongoing.