An American tourist from Georgia was murdered on the Caribbean island of Grenada while on vacation, police say. Grenada police are questioning a man who turned himself in.
Police say an American tourist was murdered while walking along the beach with her husband. (Photo: Thinkstock)
According to Yahoo, a dream vacation quickly turned into a nightmare for a couple visiting the island of Grenada.
On Sunday, the body of a 39-year-old American woman was found about 12 miles outside of the island’s capital of St. George’s.
“Breaking News,” said the alert on SpiceIslander Talk Shop. “ Officers at the St. David police station confirm that a murder has been committed.”
The woman and her husband had arrived on the island only a day earlier. They were attacked while walking along the well-known and populated La Sagesse beach.
According to reports, the husband was able to escape the attack and run for help. By the time they returned to the mangrove, the woman was dead.
The murder was a shock to other vacationsers. “Gradually we put the story together,” British journalist Sue Hardy told MailOnline. “It appears the American woman tourist – described as ‘very beautiful’ by one member of the staff I spoke to – had gone off for a stroll along the beach with her husband.”
Yahoo adds the woman was murdered with a cutlass and possibly raped. The police believe that the man who committed the murder is Dave Martin Benjamin, an ex-convict who was recently released from prison.
MTV News Grenada reports that Benjamin walked into the St. David police station and turned himself in.
Grenada is an island country consisting of Grenada itself and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.