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Missing American Student Found Dead In Russia's Siberia


An American student who went missing in freezing conditions in a mountainous part of Siberia, in Russia, has been found dead.

Officials in the Russian republic of Buryatia said on April 4 that the body of Colin Madsen, 25, was found two kilometers from the spa village of Arshan, some 500 kilometers east of the regional capital, Ulan-Ude.

Madsen disappeared early on March 27, a day after he arrived in Arshan with another American as part of a group from Irkutsk, where he was a student at Moscow State Linguistic University.

Local police said Madsen, who was fluent in Russian, was found with documents and cash.

Preliminary assessments said he might have frozen to death.

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