The mayor of the Russian city of Kolomna, Denis Lebedev, has been found dead in his apartment.
Investigative Committee spokewoman Olga Vrady said a probe was launched into the case after the 46-year-old Lebedev was found dead on July 2.
Media reports, citing sources in law enforcement, said Lebedev's body was found with a gunshot wound.
Lebedev became the mayor of Kolomna -- an ancient city of some 145,000 people about 115 kilometers southeast of Moscow -- in October 2016.
He used to work at private security companies before he was elected as a Moscow regional lawmaker in 2011 and later led the Ozyory municipal district in the Moscow region.