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Published: Thursday, 9/23/2010

Nicaraguan official found with throat slit in NYC


NEW YORK — New York City police say a Nicaraguan diplomatic official was found dead in an apartment with his throat slit.

Police say the 34-year-old man was found by his driver at about 10:15 a.m. Thursday.

The official's name has not been released. He was believed to be headed to the United Nations for the opening of the General Assembly's annual meeting.

The body was discovered in an apartment in the South Bronx that was believed to be the man's residence. A knife was recovered at the scene.

An assistant to Nicaragua's ambassador to the United Nations, Maria Rubiales de Chamorro, said the mission couldn't immediately release any information.

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