American heiress Nedenia Post Dye was found brutally stabbed to death in Honduras and a local singer was arrested for her murder after he was pulled over driving her car. The singer, who goes by the name of "Canary," was discovered to be soaked in blood when police caught up with him in Dye’s car. The heiress's lifeless body was discovered at her business on the resort island of Roatan, Honduras, according to ABC News via Yahoo on Dec. 28.
Nedenia Post Dye, 46, is the heiress to the General Mills fortune, she was the great-granddaughter if Marjorie Merriweather Post, who inherited a cereal company that would later become General Mills. Post-Dye had a luxury spa on the island of Roatan, this is where she was found dead.
The 25-year-old who was arrested for Dye’s murder, Lenin Roberto Arana, told authorities that he was romantically involved with Dye. He also claims he didn’t kill her. Police report a different story saying that Dye was assisting Arana in sobriety. She was helping him quit drugs.
Dye worked with young people who were at risk. She helped them with them fight their addictions to alcohol and drugs. She lived in Honduras for the last 15 years and was well-known on the island for her work with at-risk kids and young adults. She started a program in Honduras where teens are trained by one of the country’s soccer teams.
In a recent interview Dye had proudly announced that the program already had four kids in the pros with another six waiting in the wings. These are kids that had no other resources in life. They originally had to leave school to work. Instead she helped educate them and hook them up with professional soccer.
Dye was found dead on Dec. 22, and on Dec. 24, the U.S. Department of State repeated its travel warning to Americans living or visiting Honduras. Violence and crime is “critically” high in the country. Out of the 50 murders of U.S. citizens since 2008 in Honduras only two have been solved. The island of Roatan where Dye lived has less crime than other areas of Honduras, which is the case in resort areas scattered throughout the country.