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Pa. Dad Stabbed to Death in Bahama

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    Oley Valley Youth League
    Carl Yerger, of Berks County, Pa., was murdered in the Bahamas during a business trip, police and his family confirm.

    A Pennsylvania father and husband was murdered during a business trip to The Bahamas.

    Carl Yerger, of Fleetwood, Pa., was stabbed multiple times near a resort in Bimini, a set of islands on the western edge of the archipelago, an officer with the Royal Bahamas Police Force confirmed to NBC10.com.

    The 45-year-old’s body was found at 7 a.m. Friday morning and had multiple stab wounds, officials said. An official cause of death is pending an autopsy.

    Co-owner of Custom Milling & Consulting in Fleetwood, Pa., Yerger was conducting business on the island when he was killed, his wife Rebecca Yerger told NBC10.com. The couple have two sons – Tate, 7, and 10-year-old Ty.

    He also was the president of the Oley Valley Youth Sports League.

    “He was unique, caring, ambitious, detailed, organized, courageous, a problem solver, and mediator,” the league’s board of directors wrote in a statement. “His efforts earned him the support and loyalty of both new and long-time volunteers and coaches.”

    Investigators say they have taken four men into custody in relation to the crime, but no one has been charged.

    Police also have not released an official motive, but believe it may have been a random act.

    The death investigation is ongoing.


    Contact Vince Lattanzio at 610.668.5532, vince.lattanzio@nbcuni.com or follow @VinceLattanzio on Twitter.