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Security Guard Suspected in US Tourist's Murder

Nicaraguan was staying next to Carla Stefaniak's Airbnb in Costa Rica

(Newser) - Despite her brother's best hopes , a woman's body discovered at the back of an Airbnb property in Costa Rica has been identified as Florida's Carla Stefaniak, whom a security guard is now suspected of killing. Nicaraguan Bismarck Espinosa Martinez, a 32-year-old security guard who'd been staying... More »

What He Thought Would Keep Him Alive: a Football, Fish, and God

More on the final hours of John Allen Chau, killed by hostile Sentinelese

(Newser) - The young American, paddling his kayak toward a remote Indian island whose people have resisted the outside world for thousands of years, believed God was helping him dodge the authorities. "God sheltered me and camouflaged me against the coast guard and the navy," John Allen Chau wrote before... More »

He Yelled: 'Jesus Loves You.' The Remote Tribe Killed Him

More on US missionary John Allen Chau, killed by hostile Sentinelese tribe

(Newser) - Forgiveness is the call of the day from the family of John Allen Chau, the US missionary killed last week by a hostile tribe on India's North Sentinel Island. The BBC reports that the Chau family posted an Instagram photo Wednesday of their "beloved son, brother, uncle, and... More »

US Missionary Meets Grisly End at Hands of Vicious Tribe

Fishermen arrested after 'adventure tourist' reportedly killed by Sentinelese with arrows

(Newser) - The Sentinelese aren't exactly known to be welcoming to visitors, and they've once more lived up to that reputation. The AP and BBC report that the isolated indigenous tribe located on India's North Sentinel Island has apparently killed an American "adventure tourist," with local media... More »

Selfie-Taking US Missionary Dies in Cliff Fall

Photos show Gavin Zimmerman close to rock edge

(Newser) - Gavin Zimmerman promised to take lots of photos from a whale-watching lookout in Australia so he could share them with friends back home in Utah. He won’t get the chance. Before finding a cellphone with photos of Zimmerman close to a cliff edge, authorities pulled the lifeless body of... More »

American Tourist, 27, Killed in Mexico City

Tatiana Mirutenko was leaving restaurant with her husband of a year when hit by stray bullet

(Newser) - A San Francisco woman visiting Mexico City on her one-year wedding anniversary is dead after being struck by a stray bullet, reports NBC Bay Area . Police say Tatiana Mirutenko, 27, got shot over the weekend when a gunman or gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire in the upscale neighborhood of... More »

Hawaiian Couple Killed in Crash at Great Barrier Reef

Their daughter, her boyfriend, and the pilot survived Wednesday's crash

(Newser) - Two US tourists died Wednesday when the helicopter carrying them over Australia's Great Barrier Reef smacked into the water some 40 miles northeast of the Whitsunday Islands, authorities say. The Whitsunday Air Services helicopter was approaching a pontoon atop the Great Barrier Reef when it dropped about 650 feet... More »

Utah Man Killed in London Terror Attack

Kurt Cochran, 54, was killed; wife Melissa seriously injured

(Newser) - Not much was initially revealed about the two civilians killed in Wednesday's terror attack in London, which also ended in the death of a British cop and the attacker being gunned down by police, but now there are a few details on at least one of the deceased: a... More »

She'd Been to 6 Continents by 23, Is Found Dead in Panama

Raids held on Bastimentos Island after Catherine Johannet's death

(Newser) - "I found paradise and it's called Isla Ina," wrote Catherine Johannet on Jan. 28 on Instagram of an island off Panama's coast. It would be the 23-year-old's final post. The 2015 Columbia University grad was found dead Sunday afternoon on the country's Bastimentos Island.... More »

US Tourist Murdered in Grenada by Man With Machete

Jessica Colker died of 'extensive skull fracture and asphyxia'

(Newser) - An American couple vacationing on the Caribbean island of Grenada was coming back from a hike when tragedy struck in the form of what appears to be a "robbery gone wrong," police say, per NOW Grenada . Physician assistant Jessica Colker, 39, of Atlanta and her husband, Brian Melito,... More »

Dad of Slain ABC Journo Lost Son 2 Years Ago: 'I'm a Mess'

Jack Swaney says death of daughter Anne, killed in Belize, 'hasn't sunk in'

(Newser) - Anne Swaney, the 39-year-old ABC 7 executive producer who was found murdered in Belize on Friday, died "from a random act of violence," her obituary reads. And, "like all victims, she deserved better." Her father, Jack Swaney, said as much in his interview with WLS-TV , the... More »

Cops: ABC Producer Murdered in Belize

Anne Swaney was found strangled in a river

(Newser) - Authorities in Belize say an American tourist found face-down in a river on Friday was strangled, ABC 7 reports. Anne Swaney, a 39-year-old executive producer for ABC 7 in Chicago, was staying at the Nabitunich resort in the town of Benque Viejo del Carmen on the Belize-Guatemala border. She was... More »

US Woman Trampled by Elephants in Thailand

Police say victim, in her 20s, apparently left campground to take photos

(Newser) - Park rangers in Thailand have found the body of an American tourist who was apparently trampled to death by elephants in a reserve outside Bangkok. The woman went missing Jan. 13 in Thailand's Kaeng Krachan National Park in the western province of Petchaburi, say police. She was found in... More »

US Hiker Stabbed to Death Near Jerusalem

Friend says they were attacked by 2 Arab men, she escapes

(Newser) - The body of a female American tourist, bound and with multiple stab wounds, was found today near a road outside Jerusalem, police said. Her friend, a naturalized Israeli originally from the UK, had reported her missing yesterday after the two were attacked while hiking in a Jerusalem forest. She, too,... More »

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