Police in the Dominican Republic arrest six men in the murder of US teacher, Patricia Anton
Patricia Ann Anton, 63, was found dead inside her apartment in the town of Cabarete in the Dominican Republic last Tuesday – she had been tortured and strangled
The suspects arrested include Michael Marinez Rosario, Heuri Flores Hernandez, Junior Alexis Suarez, Juan Jose Andujar Mella, Oroniel Canario Montero and Alexis Maquey
Investigators are searching for a seventh suspect whose nickname is ‘El Venezolano’ or ‘The Venezuelan’
Four of the six men who have already been arrested have prior criminal records that date back to 2017 – two of them are Haitian nationals
Anton who had lived in the Dominican Republic’s Puerto Plata province for 15 years had been working at the local 3 Mariposas Montessori school for six years
Her phone, laptop and 40-inch plasma TV were missing when her body was discovered bound and gagged in her apt
Police say the suspects traveled to the area ‘with the aim of committing crimes of such nature’
Anton had lived in the Dominican Republic’s Puerto Plata province for 15 years.
She had been working at the local 3 Mariposas Montessori school for six years.
She had recently moved into the apartment where she was found dead last week.
Investigators say she likely died during a home-invasion because her phone, laptop, 40-inch plasma TV and $80 in cash were missing.
Her clothing drawers and cupboards had also been ransacked, according to authorities.
Her lifeless body was found tied up on her bed with a rag stuffed into her mouth, according to authorities. She had been tortured and strangled.
Police have given no indication if Anton knew the suspects or was connected to them in anyway.
They did say the suspects traveled to the area ‘with the aim of committing crimes of such nature’.