facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Britain identifies man slain in Libya as energy worker

Jan. 4, 2014 at 4:36 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The British government has identified a British man found shot to death in Libya as Mark De Salis, an energy worker who had lived in Tripoli six years.

The bodies of De Salis and a New Zealand woman described as a close friend were found on a beach near an oil and gas facility Thursday.

In a statement issued by the Foreign Office, De Salis' family said "Mark enjoyed his work in Tripoli and liked the Libyan people."

Britain has called on the Libyan government to investigate the "murder" of De Salis and his friend, saying British diplomats in Tripoli were "liaising closely" with Libyan authorities.

"The exact circumstance of their deaths is not yet clear and will be subject to an investigation by the Libyan authorities," the New Zealand Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

A U.S. teacher was shot to death last month while on a run in Benghazi. Four U.S. military personnel were briefly detained a week ago not far from where De Salis and his friend were killed.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
John Wayne Gacy room at Rob Zombie's haunted house angers victims John Wayne Gacy room at Rob Zombie's haunted house angers victims
2
Pakistani leader intimately connected to IS Pakistani leader intimately connected to IS
3
Texas driver allegedly kills girlfriend while in middle of a sex act Texas driver allegedly kills girlfriend while in middle of a sex act
4
Boston Herald apologizes for 'racist' Obama cartoon Boston Herald apologizes for 'racist' Obama cartoon
5
Korean NGOs call for social consensus on unification issue
Trending News
x
Feedback