In a horrifying tragedy, Monica Spear was gunned down this week by armed criminals in Venezuela.
The former beauty pageant was on vacation with her estranged husband and five-year old daughter when their car broke down and they waited for a tow truck on the side of the road.
The family was then ambushed and Spear was shot to death, along with Henry Thomas Berry, after the trio locked themselves inside their vehicle. The little girl was wounded in the leg.
Family members and loved ones say Spear and Berry actually split a few years ago, but remained very close.
"They were a great couple," said Luis Dominguez, who owned an adventure tour company with Berry and spoke to him Sunday over the phone. "They were having the greatest time."