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KRYVYY RIH, Ukraine -- Officials in eastern Ukraine say a murder suspect has committed suicide by hanging himself with his shoelaces, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports.

Officials at the Interior Affairs Department in the eastern Dnipropetrovsk region told RFE/RL that the 46-year suspect, who confessed that he murdered his girlfriend, hanged himself in the corridor of a local police station in the city of Kryvyy Rih on June 21.

The local prosecutor is looking into the incident and local officials say police officers face a possible investigation for negligence.

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