Remains of US businessman identified in the Dominican Republic
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Remains of US businessman identified in the Dominican Republic

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have identified the remains of an expatriate U.S. businessman missing since November 2014

Charges will be filed against the two people suspected of involvement in his death.

Brent Renault Lewis went missing on November 3 last year after selling his beachfront hotel La Perla in Sosua, Puerto Plata for US$500,000, his remains were identified through DNA nearly six months after they were found in woods in the province of Espaillat.

“Lewis was apparently mutilated and his body dumped in different places, because only one part was found,” a source told El Caribe, Dominican Today reports. “The businessman had been kidnapped in Sosua in early November and his whereabouts were unknown since.”

Prosecutor Osvaldo Bonilla said Wednesday that homicide charges will be filed against a Dominican who is a former hotel employee and against a U.S. citizen. They are suspected of killing the victim to take over ownership of the hotel.

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