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Russian Man's Death In U.S. Immigration Custody Ruled Natural

Medical authorities in California say a Russian citizen who died while at a San Diego immigration detention center on May 1 succumbed to heart disease.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office determined on May 4 that 46-year-old Igor Zyazin died of natural causes -- namely, his heart condition.

Zyazin died while waiting for an interview with U.S. immigration officials to determine the next step in his case.

Zyazin had been in the custody of U.S. immigration officials since April 24, when he reportedly presented his Russian passport at a San Diego border crossing with Mexico in an attempt to enter the United States.

Records show that Zyazin had been deported from the United States in 2009. He had no known criminal history in the United States.

Based on reporting by TASS and

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