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Canadian couple found murdered in Jamaica

Last Updated Jan 10, 2018 at 11:48 pm EST

A Canadian couple has been found dead in a home in St. Thomas, Jamaica.

The two victims have been identified as 81-year-old Melbourne Flake and his 70-year-old wife Etta Flake, both from Winnipeg.

The couple was found inside their home in Retreat, St. Thomas Tuesday morning with their hands and feet bound, according to local media reports.

No arrests have been made and no motive has been released.

In a statement, Global Affairs Canada spokesperson Brendan Sutton said consular officials are in contact with local authorities to gather more information.

“We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the Canadian citizens who have been murdered in Jamaica,” he said. “To protect the privacy of the individuals concerned, further details on this case cannot be released.”