Otto Warmbier came back to the United States last week in a coma, after being imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months.
Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student who was taken prisoner in North Korea, has died. Warmbier, 22, was in a coma when he returned to the United States last week after being detained for 17 months. His family announced his passing Monday afternoon, saying in a statement:
North Korea claimed that Warmbier had been in a coma for more than a year, after contracting botulism and from taking a sleeping pill, an explanation his family has rejected. Doctors are not clear exactly what brought on his condition, though scans showed loss of tissue in all parts of his brain, reports CBS News.