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MAN SOUGHT AFTER U. S. EMBASS Y EMPLOYEE FOUND DEAD

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Ukrainian authoritie­s are investigat­ing the death of an employee of the U. S. embassy in Kyiv who was found by railway tracks in a park on Wednesday, and are searching for a man suspected of assaulting her.

Police said the woman was found unconsciou­s with a head injury by a passerby outside the city centre, in running gear and wearing headphones. She was taken to hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

Police are looking for a dark- haired man of 30- 40, dressed in dark shorts and a T-shirt. They have opened an investigat­ion into suspected murder but have not ruled out that the death was an accident.

“During the examinatio­n of the victim’s belongings, an identity card of an employee of the U. S. Embassy in her name was found,” the police said on Facebook.

The embassy was not immediatel­y available for comment. The Ukrainian foreign ministry had no immediate comment.

“May be a crime,” Interior Ministry spokesman Artem Shevchenko tweeted. “But may be an accident too.”

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