A personal trainer was found beaten to death in the Bahamas on a Caribbean island.
The body of personal trainer Dannie Lea was discovered on the lawn of a home in Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas.
Paramedics were called at around 5pm on May 19 but Dannie, from Stoke-on-Trent, was pronounced dead at the scene, StokeOnTrentLive reports.
According to local press reports, the 29-year-old dad-of-one was found by a security guard who had called the relatives of the homeowner to notify them that the front door was ajar.
A relative was then asked to check the home, along with the guard, and Dannie was discovered barefoot wearing only his pants.
Superintendent Joy Bosfield, from the Royal Bahamas Police Force, said they were still waiting on the results of an autopsy to establish a cause of death.
He is continuing to appeal for members of the public who may have information to get in touch.
A Royal Bahamas Police Force spokesman said: “Police have officially identified the male who was discovered dead on Sunday, May, 19 at Port New Providence, as Dannie Lea, aged 29 of Great Britain.
“An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of his death. Investigations are ongoing.”
Since news of the death broke, tributes have been flooding in for Dannie, who previously worked at Stoke-based Better Bodies, on StokeonTrentLive’s Facebook page.
Kirsty-Ann Williams wrote: “RIP Dannie, you really will be missed by many. Thinking of all the family and rest of friends. We had many years of memories that will never be forgotten.”
Becki Sherwin added: “RIP Dannie. Awesome bloke! Thoughts are with all the family.”
Kim Freeman said: “Rest in paradise Dannie. You will be missed by so many. My thoughts are with all the family at this sad time.”
And Emma Kamara said: “What a shock and loss. RIP Dannie, your cheeky face will be missed.”
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed they were supporting Dannie’s family.
A spokesman 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.”
Detective Chief Inspector Dan Ison, from Staffordshire Police, said: “We have not received any direct contact from The Bahamas state, however there may be a delay due to the initial investigative response.
“Staffordshire Police will liaise with HM Coroner for North Staffordshire to ensure if we need to provide support to a local bereaved family, then we are able to and provide the necessary links through our Foreign and Commonwealth Office.”