US Diplomat Found Dead in Madagascar: State Department

September 25, 2018 Updated: September 25, 2018

WASHINGTON—A suspect is in custody after an American diplomat was found dead at home while serving in Madagascar, the U.S. State Department said on Sept. 24.

Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement the U.S. foreign service officer was found during the overnight hours of Sept. 21. She gave no further details.

“Diplomatic Security is collaborating with local Malagasy authorities on a joint investigation and a suspect is currently in custody,” Nauert said, declining to identify the diplomat out of respect for the family and while an investigation is still underway.

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