Chilean Police Investigate Three Suspects In Murder Of American Graduate Student

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Sep. 12 2014, Published 9:01 a.m. ET

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Chilean police are investigating three suspects in the murder of a 22-year-old American graduate who was found dead in her bathtub.

Erica Faith Hagan had a six-month-long teaching opportunity in Chile and was due home in December. But the Kentucky native was found dead with three head wounds, reportedly from a blunt object, police say.

Hagan’s parents arrived in Chile this week to bring their daughters remains back to the U.S.

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Roberto Garrido, a spokesman for the Public Ministry of Chile, said that the victim likely knew her killer(s) because there wasn’t a sign of forced entry, meaning she probably willingly opened the door.

Hagan had a blog that she updated regularly with stories and anecdotes during her time living in the South American country. Only a few days before her tragic death did she post about the many people she had been meeting.


“God has blessed me with many people that care how I spend my time and don't want me to be lonely while I'm here,” she wrote in her blog, ¿Dónde en el Mundo? (where in the world?).

“Everyday I meet more people that invite me to be social with them and I love it! The hardest part is for me to take them up on it by asking them to keep me company during my free time.

“Ironic I know, but I still have that southern upbringing that taught me that it's rude to invite yourself to places. In due time I guess...”

The Georgetown College graduate’s older sister revealed that an FBI agent has also been sent to Chile to help with the investigation.

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