2007.12.10: December 10, 2007: Headlines: COS - Suriname: Fallen: Safety: San Diego Union Tribune: Police detain Suspect in animal-trap Death of Peace Corps volunteer

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Police detain Suspect in animal-trap Death of Peace Corps volunteer

Police detain Suspect in animal-trap Death of  Peace Corps volunteer

A man suspected of rigging a gun as an animal trap that killed a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Suriname has been detained, a police spokesman said Monday. O'Sullivan, a native of Bloomingdale, Ill., was shot in the leg and apparently bled to death, police said. The unidentified suspect has not been charged, but could face prosecution even if the death is ruled accidental, Jones said. Gun traps are illegal in this South American country, though many people still use them to hunt for food.

Police detain Suspect in animal-trap Death of Peace Corps volunteer

Suriname police detain suspect in animal-trap death of U.S. Peace Corps volunteer

ASSOCIATED PRESS

8:38 a.m. December 10, 2007

PARAMARIBO, Suriname A man suspected of rigging a gun as an animal trap that killed a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Suriname has been detained, a police spokesman said Monday.

The man surrendered over the weekend in a northern village near the woods where 25-year-old Blythe Ann O'Sullivan died Thursday, spokesman John Jones said.

O'Sullivan, a native of Bloomingdale, Ill., was shot in the leg and apparently bled to death, police said.

The unidentified suspect has not been charged, but could face prosecution even if the death is ruled accidental, Jones said. Gun traps are illegal in this South American country, though many people still use them to hunt for food.

O'Sullivan, who joined the Peace Corps in August 2006, worked on a water project and with women's organizations to develop a village community center, the corps said.

More than 260 Peace Corps volunteers have died while serving in the overseas service program since it was launched in 1961, according to the Fallen Peace Corps Volunteers Memorial Project.




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