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A luxury resort in Fiji frequented by celebrities that only accommodates 14 couples at a time is at the center of a murder case, as police allege a Tennessee man killed his young wife while on their honeymoon. honey after she was found lying motionless on the floor of their hotel room.
Fiji Police allege Bradley Robert Dawson, 38, killed his wife Christe Chen Dawson, 36, during the couple’s honeymoon on July 9, according to FOX 13 Memphis. Christe Chen Dawson was found dead in the couple’s hotel room at the Turtle Island Resort in Nanuya Levu, Fiji, and authorities say she was beaten to death.
Bradley Robert Dawson was charged and taken into custody on July 11 in Nadi, which is the main island of Fiji.
The luxury beachfront resort has hosted celebrities including Britney Spears, Kevin Federline, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
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Dawson’s lawyer, Iqbal Khan, says his client is maintaining his innocence as he tries to bail him out. Dawson’s next court date is July 27.
Turtle Island Resort told Fox News Digital the couple were staying at the property when the incident happened and are cooperating with authorities.
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“We have been cooperating with authorities during the investigation and police left the island over a week ago. We understand that charges have been laid in this case. Our top priority is safety and concern for our guests and our team, whom we value as family, and we are extremely saddened by the event. We continue to send our condolences to Ms. Chen’s family, friends and colleagues. Considering the need to respect the privacy of our guests and the ongoing legal investigation, please direct any further investigation to the authorities.”
Youth Villages, which is a nonprofit where Bradley Robert Dawson worked, told FOX 13 he was suspended.
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“Bradley Dawson was an IT professional at Youth Villages. He has been suspended pending further information. We understand that Ms. Chen is his wife and our condolences go out to his family,” the organization said. .
The US State Department told Fox News Digital, “We can confirm the death of a US citizen in Fiji. Out of respect for the privacy of the family, we have no further comment at this time.”
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