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Canadian woman killed in Cuba, partner arrested

Cuban police are investigating the death of a Quebec woman in Matanzas, Cuba. Stephen C. Host/The Canadian Press

Cuban police are investigating the death of Nathalie Fraser, a 52-year-old Canadian woman whose body was discovered on the island-nation last week.

The women’s partner has been arrested and is considered the prime suspect in the case.

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Fraser’s loved ones hadn’t heard from her since Jan. 18.

Fraser — a Quebecer — was spending the winter months in Cuba with her partner in Matanzas, roughly 50 kilometres from Varadero.

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Cuban police have released few details in connection with the investigation.

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Global Affairs Canada has not said when or if it will repatriate Fraser’s remains.

— With files from Global’s Annabelle Olivier

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