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Kazakh Town Mayor Found Dead

EREYMENTAU, Kazakhstan -- The mayor of the town of Ereymentau in northern Kazakhstan has been found dead, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.

A spokeswoman for the Ereymentau district administration told RFE/RL today that Marat Abdulin, 39, was found hanged in his garage on August 30.

Aqmola Oblast police say that a preliminary investigation suggests that Abdulin committed suicide due to family problems.

Abdulin was married and had three children. He had been on vacation since July 16.