Former Miss Venezula dies in Car Jacking

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Former Miss Venezuela, actress, and model Monica Spear died Monday while traveling in Venezuela with her ex-husband and daughter. Spear and her ex-husband Thomas Henry, whom she frequently spent time with because of their daughter, were shot dead on an isolated stretch of highway near the mountains of west Venezuela. The family had locked themselves inside their car after armed robbers punctured their tires. Their 5-year-old daughter, Maya, witnessed the murder and is receiving treatment for a leg wound. Spear was 29 years old. She won Miss Venezuela in 2004.

Update: Venezuelan police arrested five unidentified suspects in connection with the killing of Spear and her ex-husband, Fox New Latino reports.