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American Kills Russian Wife

A U.S. citizen has killed his Russian wife and then committed suicide by leaping from the 15th floor of a Moscow hotel, the Investigative Committee said on its web site Thursday.

The body of Juan Guillermo Cardona was found Wednesday next to the hotel, on the eastern fringes of the city, the committee said, adding that Cardona was in his mid-30s. The body of his wife, in her late 20s but unnamed in the statement, was found in a room on the 15th floor.

The report said jealousy was the motive for the killing, without elaborating. No further details were given.

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