A BRITISH personal trainer has been found battered to death on a Bahamas paradise island as police hunt for his killer.
Dannie Lea’s body was found in the capital of Nassau on Sunday in the country’s 34th murder this year.
Dannie Lea was found beaten to death in The Bahamas[/caption]
Mr Lea, 29, from Stoke-on-Trent, was described as a ‘kind and gentle man’ by friends and loved ones.
Local police said he was pronounced dead at the scene after being found with head injuries in the front yard of a property.
The dad-of-one is believed to have been working as an oil engineer as well as a personal trainer in the country.
He is previously said to have owned a health supplements shop in Stoke before moving to the Bahamas.
A cause of death is not yet known and a post-mortem is set to take place in the coming days.
No-one has been arrested in connection with his death.
A ‘KIND AND GENTLE MAN’
Friends paid tribute to Mr Lea online after a story about his murder was posted by media in the Bahamas.
Timee Alonee wrote on Facebook: ” I am still in disbelief. Rest in peace Dannie. I’m sorry this happened to you.
“You always seemed so ecstatic about being in the Bahamas and about creating a better future for your family. Gone too soon babe.”
Claire Milner said: “He was a top lad and he’s also someone’s son, father, friend, colleague, grandson, brother & so so much more.”
Nicola Ann Tyler added: “Such a shame .lovely guy. Gone way too soon. R.I.P.”
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A former girlfriend, who asked to remain anonymous, told Mail Online: “He was a kind and gentle-natured man with a young son and large family.”
A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “Our staff are supporting the family of a British man following his death in The Bahamas, and are in contact with the Bahamian authorities.
“Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”
The 29-year-old had moved to The Bahamas to work as an oil engineer[/caption]
The dad-of-one also worked as a personal trainer[/caption]
Mr Lea was pronounced dead at the scene on Sunday[/caption]
Police have launched a search to find his killer[/caption]
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