He said crimes against foreigners in the Dominican Republic are “uncommon” and “isolated.”
Four of the six men in custody have criminal records for committing “different crimes” between 2017 and 2019, police said. Two of the men are Haitian.
Anton, who was born in Italy but grew up in Traverse City, Mich., worked as a teacher and consultant at the 3 Mariposas Montessori school in Puerto Plata. The school described her as a “mentor” who could light up a room upon entering.” Anton’s cover photo on Facebook shows a Dominican beach, and many of her posts express her love for the country.
She left a husband, Patrick, two sons, 35 and 31, and a daughter, 28. Her husband, who traveled every week for work, spent the weekends in Puerto Plata with her.
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SOURCE: The Washington Post, Rachelle Krygier