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20 Sep, 2010 07:18

Beheaded man in St. Petersburg likely a suicide victim

Beheaded man in St. Petersburg likely a suicide victim

A decapitated body has been found in St. Petersburg in a car. The head was lying on the ground nearby. Police believe that the victim chose a rather exotic way of ending his life.

The 28-year-old apparently fixed a rope to a metal bridge construction, then made a noose at the other end and put it around his neck. He then sped off in his car, reports Fontanka.ru news website.

Police have not yet found a suicide note, and the investigation is not over. However the matter is unlikely to have a criminal background.

Earlier this year another man chose decapitation as suicide method. In June, a 47-year-old engineer constructed a small guillotine in his home apartment and killed himself after his marriage failed.