Author Topic: Susan Wells | 41 | Collingwood |Died Mysteriously Performing Charity in Tanzania  (Read 6624 times)


capeheart

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Susan was murdered by somone she trusted and knew. This was not the first time she made this trip. I always think about these charity workers going abroad alone. Nobody should be going to another country by themselves for extended stay. This is not the first time something like this has happened. I have heard of it before when workers were murdered. Very sad for this to happen, to be doing such a thing for humanity and to be murdered while trying to help others. I send my deepest sympathy to Susan's family and friends. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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There was a news article up in yahoo that mentioned machete - however, the news item is no longer available and any mention has disappeared

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http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1297067--canadian-volunteer-was-shot-in-head-say-tanzanian-police

Canadian volunteer was shot in head, say Tanzanian police
 
Published on Monday December 03, 2012


COURTESY JENNIFER FORMAN Susan Wells, 41, died Wednesday while volunteering in Tanzania.


Jeff Green
Staff Reporter
Susan Wells, a Collingwood native who died while volunteering in East Africa, was found with a gunshot wound to her head, says the Tanzania Police Force.

« Last Edit: December 07, 2012, 01:41:44 PM by jellybean »

capeheart

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It was in a news report that Susan did know this person and had been familiar with them on earlier visits. Such a tragedy. :( :( :( :( :(

Annastaisha

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Interesting how a source printed a different version - I do believe that the name of the suspect was the same though.

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Police investigating murder of unidentified white womanhttp://www.arushatimes.co.tz/Court.html

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This 12/04/2012 article mentions both the machete (as disclosed by Arusha Police Cmdr. Liberatus Sabas to CBS) and the gunshot (as told by the Tanzania Police Force to Toronto Star). Canadian officials claim they have not been told the cause of death. The full name of the suspect is Joseph Kimaro, a youth Wells previously worked with.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/12/03/susan-wells-tanzania-death-machete-attack_n_2235109.html

This 12/07/2012 report says Ms. Wells was murdered shortly after arriving in Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport, Sunday November 25. Authorities believe there are two responsible, and they have one in custody. They say she knew at least one of them and had talked to him previous to arriving. Her body was found near a farm south of Arusha. The police have stated "the main motive behind this brutal killing was money ... Up to this point, it is known that she was not carrying any substantial amount of money." She had raised funds in Canada, solicited friends for cell phones and running shoes.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/canadian-social-worker-was-killed-soon-after-leaving-tanzania-airport/article6073119/