Aijalon Gomes

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Aijalon Mahli Gomes /ˈɑːlɒn ˈɡmz/ (June 19, 1979 – November 17, 2017) was an American teacher. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

He was detained in North Korea for illegally entering the country through China on January 25, 2010. On August 27, 2010, it was announced that former U.S. president Jimmy Carter had secured Gomes's release. In May 2015, Gomes published an autobiography, Violence and Humanity.[1]

On November 17, 2017, he was found burned to death in what was ruled a suicide at a park in San Diego, California at the age of 38.[2][3]

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  1. "Conversation: Aijalon Gomes". Charon QC. 23 December 2015. Archived from the original on 28 June 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  2. Winkley, Lyndsay; Figueroa, Teri (November 21, 2017). "Prisoner freed from North Korea with help of President Carter found burned to death". The San Diego Union-Tribune.
  3. "Prisoner freed from North Korea in 2010 found burned to death in San Diego". Fox5. 21 November 2017.