Tragic end

U.S. woman in Nepal for earthquake relief is killed

Dahlia Yehia. Credit: Facebook/Find Dahlia

An American woman who traveled to Nepal in the aftermath of April’s devastating earthquake has been murdered, police said. Dahlia Yehia, 25, arrived in Nepal on July 20 to assist with earthquake relief efforts in Pokhara, where she was allegedly killed by a teacher whose home she was staying in. Narayan Paudel confessed to local police to beating Yehia to death and dumping her body, in a sack, into the Seti river. Her body has not been recovered. Paudel had agreed to host Yehia via the Couchsurfing website. After the former art teacher went missing, her friends and family contacted the US embassy in Nepal and an investigation was launched by authorities into her disappearance. Yehia went to Nepal after the April 25 earthquake, which left 8,000 people dead and many hundreds of thousands without homes. She was last heard from on August 6.

Read the full story at CNN.

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