Chicago photographer who captured the Ebola crisis is dead, says her son
Chicago photographer Erika Aras was found dead in her Chicago home on Sunday, authorities said.
Aras, 43, had recently traveled to the United States and was living with her husband and their two children in the affluent Logan Square neighborhood.
Her family had been notified of the death and her husband told NBC News that she had been “miserable” since her return to the U.S. on July 6.
“Erika Aranas, a mother of two, was found deceased in her home by her son in Chicago,” Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss and our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.”
Aras’ family has not commented publicly.
In 2014, Aras worked as a freelance photographer for the Associated Press, The New York Times and The Guardian.
Her work has been featured in publications including Vanity Fair, New York Magazine and The Huffington Post.
“She was a beautiful, kind, and compassionate soul,” her brother Michael Aras told the Associated