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:
BREAKING: Otto Warmbier, who was released by the DPRK just a few days ago, has died. Very sad. pic.twitter.com/BlrzDpxp6u
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) June 19, 2017
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2017
Karen & I are so saddened to hear this. We're praying for Otto's family tonight. A tragic example of North Korea's disregard for human life. pic.twitter.com/XtqlCQCMSJ
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) June 19, 2017
Updated to include President Trump’s statement. Read the full statement.