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Contractor's Death in Saudi Arabia Still Unresolved

Christopher Cramer, of Milford, New Hampshire, was found dead Jan. 15, 2015, beneath the third-floor balcony of a Tabuk hotel

The family of an American contractor found dead in Saudi Arabia a year ago doesn't buy a police account indicating he killed himself and fear the case has been closed.

Christopher Cramer, of Milford, New Hampshire, was found dead Jan. 15, 2015, beneath the third-floor balcony of a Tabuk hotel. The 50-year-old Cramer texted a friend he thought something bad was going to happen to him and asked that the State Department be contacted.

He was helping the Saudis with thermal optical devices, part of the country's missile systems. An autopsy done by the forensic pathologist the family hired determined his death was a homicide.

A State Department spokeswoman said the U.S. government offered its assistance but hasn't received a request from Saudi authorities.
 

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