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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Qatar-based teacher’s death ‘a random act of violence,’ father says


The parents of a 40-year-old American teacher who was killed in her Doha home last week will spend this Thanksgiving mourning their daughter.

The woman, who has been identified as Jennifer Brown of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, was allegedly murdered by a security guard, the Times News reports.

Her father, Robert Brown, told the newspaper that his daughter moved to Qatar in September after attending a job fair:

She was assured Qatar was a safe country and that teachers were needed there…

“I tried to tell her no,” the heartbroken father said. “But she was looking for something to do and liked to travel.”

The investigation into Brown’s death is still ongoing, but her father added that the crime appeared to be “a random act of violence.”

And according to Brown’s employer in Qatar, a suspect has been arrested and confessed to the murder. But a hearing has not yet taken place and the Ministry of Interior has still offered no official comment.

Times News reports that Brown’s family, whose hometown was voted one of the most beautiful small towns in America this year, is waiting for her body to be released from Qatar.

She is survived by her father and mother, Mary Brown, and sisters Heather Shapiro and Trisha Snisky.


Credit: Photo by Doug Kerr

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