May 28, 2023

Otto Warmbier, former North Korean detainee, dead at 22

Travel company condemns Warmbier's treatment as "appalling", says it won't take more U.S. tourists

Otto Warmbier, a U.S. citizen held captive in North Korea for more than 17 months and who returned to Ohio last week in a coma, has died aged 22, his family announced on Monday.

"It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home ... Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2.20PM," his family said in a statement.