Australian Tourist Found Stabbed to Death in Jamaica

An Australian tourist was found stabbed to death and his hotel room ransacked in the northern Jamaican resort town of Montego Bay, police said Saturday.

Authorities were investigating the killing of 27-year-old Brian Johnston, of Melbourne, who was found Friday with multiple stab wounds, police Constable Richard Myers said.

Myers declined to speculate on whether Johnston was killed during a robbery, and said no arrests had been made. The Australian had been in the Caribbean nation since early July, he added.

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Johnston is the second foreigner to be killed in the area in less than a month.

On July 20, a pregnant, 37-year-old Swedish woman was found mutilated at her home in neighboring Hanover parish. Police have made no arrests in that case.