Former beauty queen turned soap opera star Monica Spear was found shot to [rip] with her husband in their car on a roadside in Venezuela, local media reported Tuesday.
Spear’s five-year-old daughter was found alive in the car Monday night and was in st@ble condition after being treated at a medical center, Venezuelan authorities said.
Authorities confirmed that Spear, 29, and her husband Thomas Henry Berry, 39, were found dead Monday night inside their car on a highway linking the cities of Puerto Cabello and Valencia.
Press reports described Berry variously as a British or Irish national, but an official statement did not confirm this and provided no details on how they died.
Local press reports, citing police sources, said the couple were shot dead, apparently by robbers, after their car broke down.
“The experts did a technical
of the site and the vehicle in which the couple was traveling was impounded for the corresponding ,” an official statement said.
Spear was named Miss Venezuela in 2004 and appeared in the Miami-based Telemundo series “Pasion Prohibida’ (“Forbidden Pa##ion”) and “Flor Salvaje” (“Savage Flower”) .
She was vacationing in her native Venezuela at the time of her [rip].
Venezuela has one of the world’s highest murk rates, with 79 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2013, according to the Venezuelan Observatory of Violence, a local non profit.