Wife of UN Political Counselor/Investment Banker, Daughter of Lord Hurd Commits Suicide

Posted on May 24, 2011 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations

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Source: Telegraph via Cryptogon.com

Lord Hurd’s daughter-in-law has been found dead after apparently committing suicide by jumping from the roof of her home in New York.

Catherine Hurd, a mother of five, fell the four storeys from the top of the rented townhouse in Manhattan where she lived with the former foreign secretary’s son Thomas, a British diplomat.

Mrs Hurd, 46, left no note but New York police are believed to be treating the case as a suicide. “All we can say is that no criminality is suspected,” a spokesman told The Daily Telegraph.

It is thought Mrs. Hurd, who told neighbours she taught English at an international school, was due to return to London next week. Her husband is at the end of a stint working as a senior British official at the UN, where he is described as a “political counselor”.

Mr. Hurd is a former investment banker and was a contemporary of David Cameron’s at Eton and Oxford, where he was two years ahead of the Prime Minister.

He read Arabic and Modern Middle Eastern studies at Oxford between 1983 and 1987 and worked for Credit Suisse First Boston before joining the Foreign Office in 1992.

For the past few years he has been in New York, where he is listed as working for the British delegation on the UN security council, specialising in the middle east, G20 and Africa.

On his page on LinkedIn, a business networking site, he says he is “personally keen on studying the interaction between business and geopolitics”.

His father was one of the Conservative government’s most senior figures in the 1980s and 1990s. He served both Lady Thatcher and John Major as foreign secretary, after also serving as home secretary.

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