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Georgian's Beheaded Body Discovered at Train Station

The beheaded body of a Georgian trader was discovered at a train station in the Moscow region, a Georgian Embassy spokesman said Tuesday.

Police, however, said they had no information about the death.

The body was discovered Monday morning, the embassy spokesman said.

He referred all other questions to consular official Leila Andzhaparidze. Andzhaparidze said she was aware of the case but could not give any details.

Georgia's Rustavi 2 channel identified the victim on its web site as Tristan Tsutskhvai, a trader who has lived and worked in Moscow for the past seven years.

The body was discovered at the Golitsyno Station in the Odintsovo district of the Moscow region and was identified by police, who found a telephone bill in his pocket, RIA-Novosti reported from Tbilisi, citing a report aired on Rustavi 2.

It was unclear how the man died or whether authorities were investigating the death.

Yelena Rossokhina, a spokeswoman for the Moscow region prosecutor's office, said prosecutors had no record of the grisly find. Sergei Malerov, head of the Odintsovo district police headquarters, also was unaware of the body.

A duty officer at Golitsyno Station's transport police precinct who answered the phone Tuesday said he was not authorized to comment.

Officials at the Moscow region police headquarters could not be reached for comment.

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