Russian scientist working on COVID-19 vaccine found dead
A Russian scientist working on a COVID-19 vaccine was found dead with a knife wound, according to media reports. He fell out of a window in St. Petersburg. The details of the incident were shared by the publication New York Post.
Alexander Kagansky, 45, was in his underwear when he fell fell out of the window of his apartment on the 14th floor.
A knife wound was also found on the body of the scientist. The police believe that before Kagansky fell from the building, there was a fight.
Russian police say they are investigating Kagansky's death as a possible murder and are interrogating a 45-year-old man as a potential suspect.
Kagansky, best known for his work in cancer research, was an assistant professor in Vladivostok and until 2017 worked for 13 years in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Recently, he worked as director of the Center for Genomic and Regenerative Medicine at the Far Eastern Federal University.
He worked on the development of a Russian vaccine against coronavirus.
The police report says that Kagansky's body was found by his neighbor.
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