An American tourist, Catherine Johannet, was found dead several days after she went missing in Panama. Ms Johannet was last seen on Colon Island on Thursday. A cause of death was not immediately announce and an investigation is underway.

From International Business Times

Who Is Catherine Johannet? Columbia Graduate Found Dead After Going Missing In Panama

A former undergrad student at Columbia University in New York City was found dead in Panama Sunday after she had been missing for three days. Catherine Johannet, 23, was reported to have traveled to Bastimentos Island from Colon Island, the Journal News reported Monday.

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From CBS New York –

Missing US Tourist From Westchester County Found Dead On Panama Island

Panama’s Civil Defense said the body of Catherine Johannet of Scarsdale was found Sunday on a trail in a wooded area not far from a beach on Bastimentos Island. The U.S. Embassy in Panama City confirmed her death. No cause of death was provided.

Johannet had been staying in a hostel on Colon Island, part of the same archipelago popular for its clear water and coral reefs.

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