FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014 file photo, Venezuelan-American fashion designer greets the audience after presenting her collection in Mexico City. Herrera's 34-year-old nephew Reinaldo Jose Herrera has been found dead inside a truck on a road near the capital city of Caracas, according to Venezuela's public prosecutor’s office on Friday, May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Fashion designer Carolina Herrera's nephew killed in Caracas

May 12, 2017 - 8:46 pm

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A nephew of fashion designer Carolina Herrera has been found dead inside a truck on a road near Venezuela's capital.

The public prosecutor's office said in a statement Friday that the body of 34-year-old businessmen Reinaldo Jose Herrera was found the night before near Caracas. Another businessman was found dead in the same place. The cause of the two men's death was unclear.

Opposition leader Roland Carreno told The Associated Press that Herrera was the nephew of the Venezuelan-American designer. Carolina Herrera's company did not immediately comment.

Venezuela has among the highest murder rates in the world.

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