11 Sep 2009

British honorary consul found dead in Jamaica

7:42 pm on 11 September 2009

Police in Jamaica have launched a murder inquiry after a former New Zealander was found dead outside his Montego Bay home.

John Terry, 65, had lived in Jamaica for more than 40 years and was well known in the tourism industry.

Mr Terry's body was found outside his home, reportedly with a cord and an item of clothing around his neck.

Police say he died of asphyxia and a note had been left on his bed.

Mr Terry was Britain's honorary consul in western Jamaica for 13 years, having lived in Jamaica since 1967.

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said his thoughts were with Mr Terry's wife and children.