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Great granddaughter of General Foods, Inc. heiress found dead, suspect arrested

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A member of the General Foods, Inc. family, Nedenia Post Dye, was found murdered in her spa, Spa Baan Suerte, located in Sandy Bay, Roatan Bay Islands, Honduras, a resort island, on December 22, 2013.

Nedenia Post Dye, age 46, is the great-granddaughter of heiress of General Foods and socialite, Marjorie Merriweather Post.

A brief history of General Foods and Marjorie Merriweather Post.

General Foods originated as Postum Cereal Company. With the assistance of her second husband, Edward Frances Hutton, Post later added Birdseye Frozen Foods and then became General Foods. Marjorie Merriweather Post was married five times, having several last names. She reclaimed her full maiden name after divorce from her fifth husband, Herbert A. May.)

Like her great grandmother, Nedenia Post Dye is said to be adventurous and altruistic.

Spa Baan Suerte, a resort spa located in Honduras.

Nedenia Post Dye resided in Honduras, for approximately 15 years. She opened the spa, Spa Baan Suerte, which offered massage, body treatments, facials, manicures, baths, yoga, extras and several different spa and cuisine packages. Services ranged in prices from $8-$150.

In addition to her entrepreneurial efforts with the spa, Dye also made philanthropic contributions to the islands by providing at-risk youth with opportunities to engage with soccer teams to redirect their energies for positive output. She also attempted to provide assistance to drug addicts and alcoholics.

"She was a good woman who worked with young people at risk, drug addicts and alcoholics." Roatan Police Chief Alex Madrid, statement released to Associate Press.

Nedenia Post Dye was found stabbed to death in her spa on December 22, 2013.

The state of affairs in Honduras.

According to the United States Department of State, Bureau of Counsel Affairs, Travel Warnings, Honduras is considered a dangerous place, warning of crime and violence as “critically high”. The warning also stipulates that although U. S. citizens do not seem to be targeted, the acts of crime upon them are consistent with the local population which is “still high by international standards”. More alarming than these warnings is the assertion that “of the 50 murders that have occurred since 2008, only two of them have been solved”.

Ironically, an arrest has already taken place regarding the death of Nedenia Post Dye.

Suspect in Custody.

Lenin Roberto Arana, age 25, a local Roatan singer, known as Canario, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Nedenia Post Dye. Arana was discovered to allegedly be covered with blood and driving Dye’s vehicle.

Arana has since maintained his innocent claiming that he and Dye were romantically involved.

Locals, allegedly including police, denounce his claim, stating Arana was a recovering addict whom Dye was attempting to help.

No information has been provided on the home going service provisions for Nedenia Post Dye, nor the future of her spa or charities.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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