A Belgian expat has been found dead in Moscow after falling from a nine-story apartment building on Serafimovich Street, close to the Kremlin.

Metallurgist Dr Bruno Charles De Cooman was appointed as vice president for research and development Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) in June last year.

The Moscow Times reports a Telegram channel as saying De Cooman had been with an acquaintance just before his death, asking the acquaintance to ‘wait downstairs while he went up to his ninth-story apartment.’ The Sun quotes sources as saying there was no suicide note and that ‘he was “completely sober” when he died in mid-afternoon.’

Police found no sign of a struggle in his apartment, and an investigation into his death is underway.


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