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Cuban man arrested after Quebec woman's death in Cuba

The family of Nathalie Fraser, 52, reported the Laurentians woman missing after not hearing from her for several weeks. Her body was found near Varadero, a popular resort destination on the Straits of Florida.

Nathalie Fraser, 52, had been spending winter in Matanzas, near Varadero, with man accused in her death

Nathalie Fraser, a 52-year-old woman from the Laurentians, was found dead in Cuba. Her boyfriend there was arrested by Cuban police, who believe he is responsible for her death. (Nathalie Fraser/Facebook)

Police in Cuba have arrested a man in Matanzas in connection with the death of a 52-year-old woman from the Laurentians, north of Montreal.

The family of Nathalie Fraser reported the woman missing several weeks ago, when they were unable to get in touch with her.

Police found her body near Varadero, a popular vacation destination on the island's northwest shore. 

Her family said Fraser had been staying at her boyfriend's home in Matanzas, 50 kilometres west of Varadero, since December and had planned on spending the winter there.

Interpol contacted Quebec provincial police to advise them of Fraser's death. Cuban police are investigating but have released few details.

A spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada, Barbara Harvey, said consular officials are in contact with Cuban authorities to gather additional information.

 

"Due to the provisions under the Privacy Act, no further information can be disclosed," said Harvey, in an emailed statement to CBC News.

Based on a report from Radio-Canada