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The mayor of Koktebel, Crimean Republic, was found hanged in his home Friday.

“This morning at a place of temporary residence, the mayor of Koktebel was found dead after hanging. Today, law enforcement officers will be working on the case, after which will be a procedural decision,” said an official of the public prosecutor, according to RIA Novosti.

Rostislav Stroika, 41, the head of the Koktebel settlement administration was found by his wife hanged at the Hotel Primorye, Russian news organization TASS reported today, referring to the information of the Investigative Committee of the region.

The mayor was still living when his wife pulled him from the loop of the cord, it was reported, but died before the arrival of emergency health services.

The night previous, the mayor was in good health, visiting the chief of police in the town, according to investigators.

Greater details have not been released as of yet, and the prosecutor’s office in Crimea has said that it will wait until information is mature before doing so.

Stroika was appointed to his post as mayor by a federal decree April 28, 2015.

By James Haleavy