An American man is accused of killing his wife while they were on their honeymoon in Fiji.
On July 9, police in Fiji found 36-year-old U.S. citizen Christie Chen on the ground, not moving inside her room at a private resort called Turtle Island. ABC News reports the woman was declared dead at the scene. Two days later, cops arrested her husband, U.S. citizen Bradley Robert Dawson, in Nadi, which is located on the west coast of the island.
He’s since been charged with one count of murder after appearing in court on July 13. He’s being held in Fiji Corrections Service’s facility. In response to Chen’s murder, Turtle Island said the “incident took place between a married couple at the resort on July 9, resulting in a tragic outcome and charges being laid.”
“We cooperated with the authorities during the investigation and the police left the island over a week ago,” said the resort in a statement to ABC News.” It is our understanding that charges have been filed in the case. Our highest priority is the safety and concern for our guests and team, both who we value as family, and we are extremely saddened by the event. We continue to send our condolences to Ms. Chen’s family, friends, and colleagues. Given the need to respect the privacy of our guests and the ongoing legal investigation, please direct all further inquiries to the authorities.”
More details are set to be released.