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Harvard Grad Found Dead on Irkutsk Bridge

An 23-year-old woman believed to be a recent Harvard graduate has been found dead in an apparent suicide in her hometown of Irkutsk.

The woman's body was discovered hanging from a pylon on a bridge to Yunost ("Youth") Island in central Irkutsk on Sunday, investigators said in a? statement? the following day.

Relatives told investigators the woman had been distraught at her inability to find a job after returning earlier this year from the United States, where she'd lived since she was 8 years old.

Officers at the scene also found her Russian passport and a notebook written in English.

According to the results of an ongoing preliminary investigation, the woman recently graduated from Harvard University and briefly worked in Washington, a spokesman for the regional Investigative Committee said by telephone Tuesday.

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