US National Kills Daughter in Al-Khobar
By Joe AvanceÃ±a
AL-KHOBAR: AN American killed his 5-year-old daughter here on Saturday when his 27-year-old Saudi wife was away on a business trip to Dubai, the police told The Saudi Gazette on Monday.
The couple have four children.
Motive behind the killing is still not known, according to the police.
A source said the 40-year-old American is under police custody.
The US national, who is employed in a local company, is suspected to be mentally disturbed.
There are very few details available in this Saudi Gazette article. It’s already peculiar that an American would have a Saudi wife—I suspect the American may be a dual-national Saudi-American. The US Consulate in Dhahran confirmed the story, but is not providing any further details. That is not surprising because US privacy laws prohibit it from giving any information without written permission from the American involved. More as it becomes available.