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S. African cops say American woman killed in Cape Town

Associated Press

Johannesburg — A 39-year-old American woman was killed in a hotel room in Cape Town this week and a murder suspect of Guatemalan origin has been arrested, South African police said Friday.

South African police spokeswoman Noloyiso Rwexana said the body of the woman was found at a hotel in Camps Bay, a popular tourist destination in Cape Town. She said the suspect is 41 years old and faces murder charges.

The U.S. Embassy in South Africa said the killing occurred on Wednesday. It declined to provide further details about the case.