American student Otto Warmbier -- detained in North Korea for 17 months -- dies
Otto Frederick Warmbier (C), a University of Virginia student who was detained in North Korea since early January, is taken to North Korea's top court in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo March 16, 2016. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo

The American student who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than 17 months and was returned home to Ohio last week, has died, his family said in a statement Monday afternoon.


"It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home," his family said in part in a statement. "Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20 p.m."