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Elderly Man Killed by Recliner Thrown Out the Window – Report

An elderly Moscow man was killed after a recliner that had been thrown from the window of а 12th floor apartment hit him in the head, the Interfax news agency reported Monday, citing an unnamed source in law enforcement.

The lifeless body of the victim, who investigators said was born in 1945, was discovered near the Tyoply Stan metro station on Sunday night, the Moscow branch of the Investigative Committee said in a statement. The man's head bore an open wound, according to investigators.

Law enforcement officials have not publicly confirmed that the man was indeed killed by a recliner discarded from a window, as Interfax's source had claimed, nor have they formally specified the victim's cause of death.

Investigators are currently working to elucidate the circumstances surrounding the incident and identify the individuals responsible.

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