US diplomat found dead in his Addis home
An American diplomat was found dead at his home in Vatican area of Addis Ababa on Saturday.
The Amharic biweekly, Ethio-Channel yesterday reported the 25-year-old diplomat, Brian Adkins was found dead in his house with a wound in his forehead.He was naked when a cleaning lady who came to the house discovered his body. Guards reportedly told police it was a male friend who was carrying an alcohol last admitted into the house.
A note was also found on the body, which reads, “You are very stupid. You told me as a friend.You tried to rape me. I will tell to the police.”
U.S Embassy press officer Michael McClellan was quoted by CNN as saying that, “He was found dead over the weekend and a criminal investigation is underway.The Ethiopian Federal Police are investigating it.”
Adkins was a foreign service officer who worked in the consular section of the embassy. A graduate of George Washington University in Washington, Ethiopia was his first foreign assignment in the state department.