Six Arrested in Killing of US Teacher in Dominican Republic

One person is being called a fugitive, and police are continuing to search for him in connection with the killing of Patricia Ann Anton

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Police in the Dominican Republic have arrested six people in connection with the death of American teacher Patricia Ann Anton, who was found strangled in her apartment last week.

Anton, 63, was robbed and killed in Puerto Plata, on the country’s northern coast, Dominican national police said. Police announced her death Nov. 12.

National police on Sunday said six men, including two nationals, have been arrested in the robbery and murder. Police are searching for one other whom they have called a fugitive, NBC News reports.

Anton, who died from asphyxiation, was found strangled and bound in her apartment, police said. A cellphone, a 40-inch television and around $80 in cash were stolen.

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