Canada Winnipeg couple found dead in Jamaica

03:50  11 january  2018
03:50  11 january  2018 Source:   MSN

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A Winnipeg couple is dead after being viciously assaulted in their winter home in Jamaica in what is being investigated as a robbery gone wrong. Melbourne Flake, 81, and his 70-year-old wife Etta were found dead in their Jamaica home.

WINNIPEG – A married couple from Winnipeg has been found dead in Jamaica . The Jamaica Constabulary Force has identified the couple as 81-year-old Melbourne Flake and 70-year-old Etta Flake.

WINNIPEG - A married couple from Winnipeg has been found dead in Jamaica.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force has identified the couple as 81-year-old Melbourne Flake and 70-year-old Etta Flake.

Global Affairs Canada did not release any names, but offered its condolences to family and friends.

A spokesman for the department says consular services are being provided to the family.

Jamaican police say on Monday and Tuesday construction workers attempted to contact the couple but were not successful.

Officers then entered the house and found two bodies.

Family members say the Flakes, who both had Canadian and Jamaican citizenship, were killed in a home burglary.

"Melbourne and Etta Flake had just celebrated Christmas in Jamaica with 19 children and grandchildren," the family said in a statement Wednesday.

"The murders are still being investigated by Interpol."

Global Affairs Canada said consular officials are in contact with Jamaican authorities to gather additional information.

"To protect the privacy of the individuals concerned, further details on this case cannot be released,” the department said in a statement. (CTV Winnipeg)

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