A British woman employed at the UK embassy in Lebanon was found murdered, a senior official said on Sunday, adding that the crime did not appear to be political.

“Our first impression is that it’s not politically motivated,” said the Lebanese official, who is involved in the investigation, speaking on condition of anonymity.

He confirmed that the victim’s name was Rebecca Dykes but could not elaborate on the exact circumstances of her death.

A statement from the Foreign Office and the family provided no further details.