American diplomat’s death in Madagascar investigated

No cause of death has been provided yet


An American foreign service officer died while serving in Madagascar, the State Department said Monday, and local police have a suspect in custody.

The unnamed diplomat was found dead at home during the overnight hours Friday, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.

No cause of death was provided.

Nauert expressed sympathy to the officer’s family and to “the U.S. Embassy Antananarivo community.”

According to an Agence France Presse report, a man “was caught trying to jump the perimeter fence fleeing from the house” following what might have been an attack.

The police declined to give further details.

Source: newsmax