Brit man and his wife found murdered at Antigua home in ‘robbery gone wrong’

Police launched a double-murder investigation after a British man and his wife were found dead on the Caribbean island of Antigua.

The couple were named by local authorities with the man being Tyrone Baptiste, 65, and his wife Pia, 60.

Born in Antigua, Mr Baptiste is believed to have grown up in Leicester having attended Southfields Primary and Moat Community College, before moving back to the country of his birth with his Dutch-born wife.

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While a double murder investigation has been launched into the alleged murders, Crime Stoppers Antigua and Barbuda is appealing for further information. Mr Baptiste was reportedly found with gunshot and knife wounds.

Police reckon a robbery is the likely motive but they are unsure how many people entered the couple's home at the time of the incident with the pair discovered on Wednesday (July 20).

According to Real News Antigua, Mrs Baptiste's co-workers had been to check on her when she did not show up for work when the bodies were discovered while it was also reported that neighbours heard what was believed to be gunshots in the early hours.

Mr Baptiste and his wife, who had two children, ran a tour company, Tropical Adventures Antigua. The firm shared a tribute to Mrs Baptiste, who was the general manager of the company.

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She was described as an "inspiration" by the company.

The tribute read: "We are saddened to announce the passing of Mrs Pia Baptiste, the General Manager of Tropical Adventures. Pia has been associated with Tropical Adventures for nearly 30 years and was the rock and foundation that our company was built upon.

It added: "Our condolences and deepest sympathies go out to her children and her entire family in Antigua and abroad. May Pia and her husband Tyrone rest in peace. Amen."


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