3rd American among presumed dead in Germanwings crash
WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department says a third American has been identified as a victim of the plane crash in France that killed a total of 150 people.
The department said it is in contact with the victim’s next of kin but is not releasing the name out of respect for the family.
A person close to the family earlier said American Yvonne Selke and her daughter Emily Selke were also among the victims.
The mother was identified as Yvonne Selke of Nokesville, Virginia, a longtime and highly regarded employee of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in Washington, and her grown daughter, whose name was not immediately available. Selke worked with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon’s satellite mapping office, according to a person close to the family. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to release information to reporters.
A person who answered the phone at Selke’s home said the family was not providing any information.
A Booz Allen spokeswoman declined to comment, noting that Germanwings had not yet disclosed identities of the crash victims.