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Prosecutors: American woman stabbed to death near Paris

Associated Press logo Associated Press 10/04/2017

PARIS — Prosecutors say a woman from the United States who was visiting her daughter in a Paris suburb was attacked and stabbed to death by a man.

The woman has been identified as 52-year-old Cathleen Scherer McDonough, of Rye, New Hampshire. Facebook traffic among family and friends refers to her as Cathy or Catherine.

The prosecutor's office in Seine-Saint-Denis says McDonough was stabbed in Montreuil on Thursday. The man was arrested and was committed to a psychiatric hospital. His name has not been released. Authorities are investigating the stabbing.

Phone, email and Facebook messages seeking comment were left with members of McDonough's family on Monday.

Police in Rye said they have not been contacted by authorities in France or by members of the family.

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