2009.03.13: March 13, 2009: Headlines: COS - Benin: Obituaries: Crime: Murder: Fallen: Peace Corps Press Release: Peace Corps Volunteer Catherine "Kate" Puzey dies in Badjoude, Benin

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Peace Corps Volunteer Catherine "Kate" Puzey dies in Badjoude, Benin

Peace Corps Volunteer Catherine Kate Puzey dies in Badjoude, Benin

Ms. Puzey was found outside her home on March 12 in the village where she worked as an English teacher. Peace Corps and the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou are coordinating with local police authorities, who are currently conducting the investigation and will make a final pronouncement into the cause of death. The Government of Benin has expressed condolences to the U.S. government and pledged full cooperation and support in this matter. Ms. Puzey began her Peace Corps service in Benin on July 17, 2007. She had served in the Peace Corps as a TEFL English teacher in Badjoude for almost two years. She is a native of Cumming, GA. She was 24 years old.

Peace Corps Volunteer Catherine "Kate" Puzey dies in Badjoude, Benin

Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Catherine "Kate" Puzey

Washington, D.C., March 13, 2009 - U.S. Peace Corps Acting Director Jody K. Olsen, along with the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin, is saddened to confirm the death of U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer Kate Puzey. Ms. Puzey was found outside her home on March 12 in the village where she worked as an English teacher.

Peace Corps Acting Director Olsen said, "Kate was an exemplary member of the Peace Corps family whose dedicated work as a secondary English teacher in a rural public school in Badjoude, Benin, contributed greatly to the lives of the Beninese citizens where she served," she said. Kate's life and work spoke volumes of the kind of dedication she had to her service as a Volunteer, and the U.S. Peace Corps is greatly saddened by her loss. Our condolences go out to her family and loved ones at this time."

Peace Corps and the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou are coordinating with local police authorities, who are currently conducting the investigation and will make a final pronouncement into the cause of death.

The Government of Benin has expressed condolences to the U.S. government and pledged full cooperation and support in this matter.

Ms. Puzey began her Peace Corps service in Benin on July 17, 2007. She had served in the Peace Corps as a TEFL English teacher in Badjoude for almost two years. She is a native of Cumming, GA. She was 24 years old.

There are currently 100 Volunteers are serving in Benin. Over 1,631 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Benin since the program was established in 1968. Volunteers in this West African nation work to respond to four of Beninís development priorities, including: improved quality of life for the rural population, expanded educational opportunities for the masses, increased food production, and reforestation.




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