Update: Poisoning suspected in death of Lake Geneva woman in Vietnam
LAKE GENEVA A CNN news story is reporting that a Lake Geneva woman who died after becoming ill while on a weeklong vacation with a friend in Vietnam earlier this summer may have been poisoned.
The World Health Organization suspects poisoning that may be related to pesticides banned in the United States, but still used in some Asian countries, may be responsible for the death of Kari Bowerman, 27.
A memorial service was held last month for Bowerman.
Bowerman, a 2003 graduate of Badger High School in Lake Geneva, had been teaching English to elementary-school students in South Korea since 2009, died July 30 at a hospital in Vietnam. She and a traveling companion, Canadian Cathy Huynh, were both admitted to the hospital there after becoming ill in June.
The women were hospitalized after repeated bouts of vomiting. The story noted no cause of death was listed on the death certificates for either woman, and the circumstances surrounding their deaths are similar to two deaths in June of 2011 and two in 2009 on the resort island of Phi Phi.
For the complete story, see HERE.