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ALMATY -- A well-known Kazakh businessman has been missing for three days, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.

Edgar Salduzi, 34, is a co-owner of the Smmarket trade network in Kazakhstan and an investment agency. He has not been seen since leaving his home in Almaty on August 14. His car was found later near a restaurant.

Salduzi's business dispute with Maira Nazarbaeva, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev's sister-in-law, has been widely reported in several leading newspapers.

Salduzi's wife, Anastasiya Salduzi, told journalists she has visited all hospitals and morgues in the city but has failed to locate her husband. She said her husband's disappearance is likely connected with his business activities.

Almaty's Medeu District police, to whom Anastasiya Salduzi reported her husband's disappearance, have begun a search for him.