It is surprising that crucial and very interesting information are missing from this article. The US officer was detained in a very desolate area where terrorists are know to hide. There was advanced communication devise and detailed map on his person. In addition, was caught during a sweep by the authorities shortly after a bombing on some government building. Also, the prisoner was jailed for over a month and was in good condition, and this apparent suicide only happened a few days after a visit from the American Embassy. Just the fact that a US army officer ;retired or not; trying to cross to Gaza should raise so many question marks.
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from the article: U.S. citizen found dead in Egypt prison cell