American Found Dead In Egyptian Jail

jail_2013An American arrested after a car bombing in northern Sinai in August was found dead in an Egyptian police station Sunday, authorities said.

The man — identified as James Lunn by a U.S. State Department official — was discovered hanging by his shoelaces and a belt from a bathroom door in a waiting area of the Awal police station in Ismailia, Egypt, public prosecutor Hisham Barakt said.

An investigation has been ordered to determine if the death was a suicide, Barakt said.

Lunn was taken into custody on August 27 after a car bomb exploded near a police station in northern Sinai, according to a statement from Egypt’s Interior Ministry. His death came on the same day that his detention was extended for another 30 days, the ministry said.

Source: CNN

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