Scientist who worked on the Covid-19 vaccine stabbed and thrown out the window of his house

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Alexander Kagansky, a Russian scientist who was working on a coronavirus vaccine, was found dead in St. Petersburg on Sunday, December 20, 2020. He was reportedly pushed from the 14th floor of a building.

Alexander Kagansky, a 45-year-old Russian scientist, renowned for his cancer research, was found dead in St. Petersburg on Sunday, December 20, 2020. For a few months, the latter had been working on a vaccine to stop the coronavirus epidemic.

According to the Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets, the scientist who was found in his underwear on the street was allegedly pushed from the window of his apartment, which was on the 14th floor of a building. But Alexander Kagasnsky may have died even before he fell: the Russian police also noticed stab wounds on the scientists corpse before he fell, therefore he would have been stabbed.

A murder investigation has been opened and the motive has yet to be identified. However, a suspect was arrested, believed to be a 45-year-old man who told authorities that he had not stabbed Alexander Kagansky and that he would have hurt himself. According to the Nevskiye Novosti website, this suspect could be one of his former classmates.

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