Venezuelan beauty queen Monica Spear has reportedly been shot dead on Monday, January 6, 2014.
The 29-year-old and her ex-husband, Thomas Henry Berry were shot by unidentified men suspected to be armed robbers while driving in Venezuela’s Carabobo along with her 5-year-old daughter.
Their car had broken down on the country road.
Their daughter survived the shooting, authorities said, despite being shot in the leg.
"It is presumed that the motive was robbery," Venezuelan Justice Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres said told CNN.
According to him, five people have been detained and are currently being interrogated.
Spear was Miss Venezuela in 2004 and represented her country in the Miss Universe pageant the next year.