Africa: Death of an American Diplomat in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Press Statement

Heather Nauert

Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 24, 2018

We are deeply saddened to confirm that a U.S. Foreign Service Officer was found dead in their residence in the overnight hours of Friday, September 21. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and to the U.S. Embassy Antananarivo community. Diplomatic Security is collaborating with local Malagasy authorities on a joint investigation and a suspect is currently in custody. Out of respect for the family of the deceased as well as the ongoing investigative process, the Department does not have any additional comments at this time.