State Department: Boston Woman Killed By Bandits In Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – U.S. officials say an American citizen of Haitian descent was killed by armed robbers shortly after arriving in her Caribbean homeland to visit relatives.

The U.S. State Department on Thursday identified the victim as Myriam Saint Germain. She lived in Boston, Massachusetts, and had worked as a health assistant at Harvard University the last five years. She had two children.

Officials with Haiti’s national police declined to provide information about the investigation into the killing.

Saint Germain was apparently killed by gunmen last Friday, not long after arriving at the international airport in Port-au-Prince.

Last month, the U.S. Embassy noted an increase in the number of travelers who had been robbed shortly after departing the airport.

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