Press Statement of a death of US Citizen

It is with great sadness that the Embassy confirms the death in Panama of Catherine M. Johannet, a United States citizen.  Multiple senior members of the Panamanian government have been working closely, throughout the weekend, along with the Ambassador, U.S. consular officials, and the FBI.  We express our regret to the family of Ms. Johannet.  Out of respect for the family’s privacy at this difficult time, we have no further public comment; we will continue to work closely with Panamanian government officials and provide all possible assistance to the grieving family.