A lonely British man who flew across the world to propose to a woman he met on the internet has been stabbed to death by her jealous boyfriend - just two days after he arrived in the Philippines.
John Lorne Mc Donald, from Aberdeen, fell for Filipina who had placed details about herself on an internet dating site - but police suspect she failed to tell him she already had a boyfriend.
Two days later he was killed by Romero's boyfriend Just two days later he was dead - stabbed numerous times by Miss Romero's enraged live-in Filipino boyfriend.
She was also stabbed by the boyfriend, named as Anselmo Lacostales, who has gone on the run, having also stolen Mr Mc Donald's wallet.
Miss Romero received stab wounds in the stomach and arms and is now in intensive care.
According to police officer Edgar Petalvero, who is in charge of the case, Mr Mc Donald met Miss Romero through an internet dating site chat room.
They spent weeks conversing with each other online before she invited him to fly to the Philippines.
Impoverished Filipino women often using dating sites in the hope of meeting a Western man they might be able to marry and take them away from their poor lifestyles.
'Mr Mc Donald arrived in the Philippines last Thursday and called around at Nancy's house on Saturday,' said officer Petalvero.'From what we understand, she introduced her live-in boyfriend, Lacostales, as her brother.
But trouble came after they all went out to dinner.'According to evidence police have gathered, after Mr Mc Donald, Miss Romero and Lacostales had dined in an Angona restaurant, they moved on to a karaoke bar, where the drinks flowed.
Sometime during the early hours of the morning, Mr Mc Donald made it known that he planned to ask for Miss Romero's hand in marriage. When they arrived back at the home Miss Romero shared with her boyfriend, Lacostales produced a knife and stabbed the Scotsman and Miss Romero repeatedly. Neighbours who heard her screams raised the alarm, but by the time Mr Mc Donald arrived at hospital he was declared dead.
Police had said earlier that Lacostales had arrived at the house while Mr Mc Donald and Miss Romero were throwing a party to celebrate their future together and it was then that he had stabbed the couple.
But investigators now believe that the boyfriend was with the pair throughout the evening and had stabbed them when he heard Mr Mc Donald talking of marriage.