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American Dies After Severe Beating

September 9, 1987

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) _ A 52-year-old American died after assailants beat him at his Nairobi home, the U.S. consul general said today.

Alan Shirk Schick, who was born in Lancaster, Pa., died Sunday from wounds suffered in a Sept. 2 attack, said Consul General Charles Stephan. Schick spent almost half his life in East Africa and officials confirmed only Wednesday that he was an American citizen.

″It’s in the hands of the Kenyan police,″ Stephan said. ″If there are any indications that would require further investigation, we will certainly ask for it. At this point in time, I don’t know if that’s the case.″

Schick, a self-employed businessman, never regained consciousness after the beating, in which he sustained serious head injuries.

After the beating, he was kept under police guard at Nairobi’s Aga Khan Hospital.

Neighbors found Schick the morning after the beating and called police.

The identities and motives of his killers were not known. Nothing was stolen from his home.

Friends said Schick moved to Kenya from Uganda after dictator Idi Amin took power there in 1971.

Stephan said Schick’s brother in Connecticut had been notified of the death.

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