An American arrested in Egypt after a recent car bombing in the Sinai was found dead in prison Sunday in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia.
The man, identified by the U.S. State Department as James Lunn, was arrested Aug. 27 after a bomb exploded near a police station, and his detention had just been extended another 30 days, according to a statement from Egypt’s Interior Ministry. The Ministry said investigators had found “a computer and maps of vital installations” in his possession at the time of his arrest.
A State Department official told CNN that the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was “in regular touch” with Lunn during his detention.
Public prosecutor Hisham Barkt told CNN that Lunn was found hanging from a bathroom door in prison, and said an investigation has been ordered to determine the cause of death.