American diplomat found dead in Madagascar


Posted on: September 24th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

An American diplomat in Madagascar was found dead in their home late Friday night, the State Department confirmed on Monday.

U.S. and Malagasy authorities are conducting a joint investigation into the death in the African country’s capital of Antananarivo, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement.

"Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and to the U.S. Embassy Antananarivo community," she added.

The State Department declined to release the name of the diplomat or discuss details of the death, citing the ongoing investigation and respect for the diplomat’s family.

Police have arrested a suspect "caught trying to jump the perimeter fence fleeing from the house" after what may have been an attack, Antananarivo police spokesperson Herilalatiana Andrianarisaona told the news agency AFP.

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