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.
- BBC News: Belgian steel executive found dead in Moscow street
- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Belgian Steel Executive Found Dead In Moscow After Apparent High Fall
- The Moscow Times: Belgian Executive Falls to Death in Moscow
- The Sun: Mystery as businessman who worked for Russia’s richest man plunges nine-storeys to his death from Moscow apartment close to the Kremlin
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