The two wealthy estate owners were in a years-long feud over the use of a public road which ran through the chocolatier’s property.
An American chocolatier has been charged in connection to the murder of two Canadian millionaires in the Caribbean.
Quebec entrepreneur Daniel Langlois and his wife Dominique Marchand were found dead in a charred-out vehicle near a luxury “eco-resort” on the tropical island of Dominica.
Langlois and Marchand were enjoying a nice day on the island when they were “ambushed” by hitmen who shot them and then torched their car, the Daily Mail reported the Dominica Police said. The inferno that engulfed the car reportedly destroyed the bodies to the extent they are impossible to identify, forcing police to rely on “circumstantial evidence” to connect them to Langloid and Marchand.
“This type of terrible and brutal crime cannot be ignored and we cannot allow those responsible to get away with it,” Dominica’s Minister of National Security Rayburn Blackmoore said on national radio. ”The government will provide investigators with everything they need to solve this crime.”
Police have detained four people in the death of the two wealthy Canadians, including American chocolatier Jonathan Lehrer.
Leher owns a 53-acre chocolate and coffee plantation on the island near the resort Langlois was developing. The businessmen and the Langlois had been in a feud for years over a road that passed through the chocolatier’s estate, court documents report the Journal de Montreal. Lehrer objected to the use road, which was public, being used by Langlois for his resort.