Nedenia Post Dye, the great-granddaughter of Post Cereals founder Marjorie Merriweather Post, was found stabbed to death in the bathroom of her home on the Honduran island Roatan Sunday. Police said they arrested musician Lenin Roberto Arana, who had been romantically involved with Dye, on suspicion of her murder.
Arana, known as "The Canary," denied killing her, claiming he had been headed for the airport at the time of the murder. But police said witnesses heard Arana and Dye arguing several hours before she was found dead.
"We believe she was a victim of domestic violence," said Police Comandante Alex Madrid. "[Arana] allegedly killed her because he wanted to get crack. It was apparent he was under the influence of drugs."
Dye, who was reportedly worth some $35 million and was heir to the family fortune of $250 million, had lived on Roatan for 15 years, where she owned and operated a luxury spa.
Under orders from the United States Embassy, her body was sent to the Honduran mainland for preparation and was to be cremated in the city of San Pedro Sula and her remains extradited to the U.S.