Pregnant tourist murdered in Puerto Rico

A pregnant American tourist was killed Wednesday after she was abducted during a morning jog in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, an hour east of San Juan.

The Associated Press reported that after Sara Kuszak was stuffed into the trunk of a car, she made a desperate cell phone call for help. About an hour later, she was found dead in a field with her throat slashed.

Police arrested and charged a local man whose clothing was covered with blood. The man was located because the FBI picked up a signal from the victim's cell phone, which he was carrying.

Kuszak, who moved to Savannah, Georgia, from San Francisco about five years ago, arrived Tuesday night in Puerto Rico, where she met up with her fiance and several friends.

Kuszak apparently was going to visit some friends whose yacht was at a marina in Fajardo, marina spokeswoman Frances Rios said. After she was kidnapped, Kuszak called a marina employee on her cell phone from the trunk of the car. The employee then called 911.

It was unclear why Kuszak did not call 911 directly, but she may not have known that the emergency number used on the mainland is also used in Puerto Rico.


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