A former Miss Venezuela beauty queen and her British husband have been shot dead in front of their five-year-old daughter while on holiday in South America.
Monica Spear, a well-known Venezuelan TV star, was with her 39-year-old husband Thomas Henry Berry when the couple were gunned down in a roadside robbery.
Authorities say the pair were found dead inside their car in Puerto Cabello, in Venezuela.
Their daughter was found alive inside the vehicle and taken to a medical centre for treatment.
The family lived in the US and were visiting Venezuela on vacation.
Local news reports said the couple’s car had broken down and they were waiting for a tow truck when the attack happened.
“The experts did a technical survey of the site and the vehicle in which the couple was travelling was impounded for the corresponding analysis,” a police statement said.
Ms Spear was crowned Miss Venezuela in 2004 and had since appeared in a number of popular Venezuelan television series.
Venezuela has one of the world’s highest murder rates, with 79 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2013, according to the Venezuelan Observatory of Violence.
Source : Sky news