A popular television anchor and journalist has reportedly been killed in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, east of Moscow.
Denis Suvorov, 27, worked as a host and online editor at Rossia Nizhny Novgorod, which is broadcast by the state-run VGTRK media holding.
The company released a statement Monday expressing its condolences to the deceased journalist’s family members and friends.
Police launched a criminal investigation into the murder after Suvorov’s body was found with a skull fracture on Monday, the local Newsroom24.ru website cited anonymous law enforcement sources as saying.
Russian Journalist Investigating Syria Mercenaries Dies After Falling From Apartment Window
Another unnamed source told the Newsnn.ru site that witnesses had heard screaming outside a construction site before Suvorov’s body was found in a pool of blood.