21/09/09 19:49 Filed in: Security Incident
Dallas Martens (31), a Canadian volunteer aid worker with the Morgan Jayne Project
, an organization dedicated to fighting AIDS, was shot dead by thieves on the island on Roatan in Honduras last Friday.
Dallas and his wfe were returning home after celebrating their first wedding anniversary when Dallas was killed. The couple had stopped to view a house they were considering buying when two masked gunmen appeared from the side of the house. The thieves opened fire, hitting Dallas three times as he tried to protect his wife from the bullets. The gunmen fled with the woman's purse.
The couple moved to Roatan to support the Morgan Jayne Project, which specializes reducing the incidence of mother-to-child transmission of the AIDS virus. The couple also planned to adopt a baby boy they had met while volunteering for the organization the previous year.
The Morgan Jayne Project is trying to raise money to offer a reward for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators. More details are available at their website.Canadian aid worker murdered