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Qatar makes arrests in teacher death

An unknown number of suspects were taken into custody in connection to the death of British teacher Lauren Patterson, who lived in Doha.

By Gabrielle Levy
Qatar makes arrests in teacher death
Lauren Patterson with boyfriend James Grima. (Facebook)

(UPI) -- Qatar officials announced the arrests of suspects in connection to the death of Lauren Patterson, a 24-year-old British teacher whose body was found over the weekend.

Police made arrests and the case had been referred to Public Prosecution, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement. It did not say how many people were arrested or release any identifying information about those detained.

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Patterson went missing after a night out Saturday, and her body was found shortly thereafter. She was a primary school teacher at a British in Doha, and was last seen leaving a night club at a luxury hotel with two men.

British media said her boyfriend initially raised the alarm over her disappearance.

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