People stand outside a bar, where Rebecca Dykes was last seen, in Beirut, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
In a previous version of this story, The Daily Star incorrectly identified Rebecca Dykes' suspected killer as Tarek Hesso.
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Dykes had not been seen since she spent Friday evening out with her friends in Gemmayzeh and ordered an Uber to go home after.Dykes' Uber driver Tarek Hesso was arrested early Monday morning by the Internal Security Forces' Information Branch for raping and murdering the 30-year-old.Dykes' death has brought to the limelight a number of issues, with some people highlighting the need for Lebanon to have a well-established and safe transportation system, while others underlined the importance of ensuring consistency in security forces' response in such cases.The group said it hoped that the reaction that Dykes' case witnessed would be seen in other cases.Dykes death, which has been reported as a rare case of such a crime committed against foreigner, was denounced by Lebanon's Foreign Ministry. The ministry offered its condolences to the victim's family, stressing that the suspect will be held accountable before the judiciary for what he had done.
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