Former Miss Venezuela Murdered with Family

January 7, 2014 By:
Former Miss Venezuela Murdered with Family
Image By: Getty Images / Gustavo Caballero

It’s a sad day in South America.

Telenovela actress and 2005 Miss Venezuela Monica Spear tragically died while on vacation in Caracas, Venezuela.

Monica was traveling with her ex-husband Thomas Henry Berry and their 5-year-old daughter Maya when they were shot and killed while driving in their car.

The family was driving down the highway when they got into a minor accident that stranded their car. Eventually armed men approached the car and opened fire, killing Monica and Henry in the process.

Her daughter Maya was shot in the leg but thankfully she survived.

Reportedly police found them because Monica and Henry had called a tow truck BEFORE the armed men attacked them.

Monica was 29 at the time of death and one of the most famous actresses in Venezuela. She appeared in nearly a dozen telenovelas.

We’ll have more as this story develops.