American student 'Otto Warmbier' detained in North Korea, dies

Otto Warmbier dies days after release from North Korean detainment

Otto Warmbier, the American student who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than 17 months and was returned home to Ohio last week, has died, his family said Monday.

“It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home,” his family said in part in a statement. “Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20 p.m.”

Statement issued by family:

Otto Warmbier dies days after release from North Korean detainment

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Updated to include President Trump’s statement. Read the full statement.

 

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