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Englishwoman found dead near Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan

March 11, 2019

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — An English tourist has been found dead nearly a week after she went missing near a Guatemala highland lake popular with travelers, authorities in the Central American nation said Monday.

Police Spokesman Pablo Castillo said the body of Catherine Shaw, 23, of Witney, England, was discovered at a mountain overlook called Nariz del Indio, or Indian Nose.

The area is wooded and uninhabited, and the body was found among brush without clothes and in a state of decomposition. An investigation has been opened.

Shaw disappeared early Thursday in San Jan La Laguna, a town on the shores of Lake Atitlan.

The woman’s father had arrived in Guatemala to assist the search for Shaw, the British Embassy confirmed, adding that it was supporting the family and authorities.

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