Australian podiatrist found stabbed to death in the Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) - An Australian podiatrist who invented a successful line of orthotics was found stabbed to death on Tuesday in an exclusive Bahamian gated community, police said.

Police reported they found the body of Dr Phillip Vasyli, who invented Orthaheel orthotics, with numerous stab wounds after being called to Old Fort Bay, a high-end community just west of Nassau, the Bahamas' capital.

Investigators said they believe the internationally known podiatrist had been dead for several hours before police were called.

Dr Vasyli owned two homes in Old Fort Bay and had an office in the community's medical center. The founder of Vasyli International, now called Vionic Group, he invented the Orthaheel orthotic in 1991, according to the company website. The technology is used in shoes and inserts sold in 25 countries.