A Denver man killed in San Juan, Puerto Rico, earlier this month is a former teacher and employee of Oakwood Homes.
Andrew James Coyle, 38, was vacationing in Puerto Rico with friends when he was killed, said William Dean Singleton, former owner of The Denver Post. Coyle was Singleton’s former son-in-law.
“He was a really good guy, a wonderful human being, an excellent father and a very good, personal friend of mine,” Singleton said.
Just before dawn on Feb. 1, Coyle was thrown from an SUV and then run over, according to The Associated Press. Police in Puerto Rico say they are looking for a Nissan Pathfinder used in the killing.
Investigators do not yet have a motive in the case and no one has been arrested. Coyle was taken to a San Juan hospital where he was later disconnected from life support.
Paige Singleton, a Denver attorney and Coyle’s former wife, and their daughter, 11-year-old Kaiya, flew to San Juan last week to be with Coyle before his death. He is also survived by a 15-year-old son, Caleb, of Chicago.
Born on Nov. 2, 1981, in Chicago, Coyle came to Colorado after graduating from college, Singleton said. Coyle worked at the C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, where he met the Singleton family. He left the ranch and became a math teacher with Denver Public Schools, where he taught for about 10 years before taking a job with Oakwood Homes.
Coyle, who was known to family and friends as “Andy,” was married to Paige Singleton for about nine years. The couple divorced about three years ago. “Their parting was amicable,” Singleton said. “They still got along great.”
Coyle is the second U.S. tourist killed in Puerto Rico this month, according to the AP. On Feb. 2, an American Airlines pilot was killed in a crossfire between a customer and bodyguards while standing outside a strip club in San Juan.