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Man detained over murder of Russian TV anchor

By Laura Smith-Spark and Alla Eshchenko, CNN
updated 8:55 AM EDT, Wed July 16, 2014
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A man is detained over the murder of a Russian TV anchor
  • The body of Andrey Rybakin was found on Tuesday, his station's chief executive says
  • Rybakin was the host of a TV show based on dashboard cam clips

Moscow (CNN) -- A suspect has been detained in connection with the murder of a Russian TV anchor who worked for the "360 Moscow region" TV station, Russia's Investigative Committee said Wednesday

Andrey Rybakin's body was found on Tuesday evening, the TV station's chief executive, Vyacheslav Dukhin, said. The 25-year-old had apparently been murdered a few days before in his Moscow apartment.

Russia's Investigative Committee said on its website that the man detained was a friend of Rybakin who is suspected of killing the journalist after an argument at the apartment.

Rybakin had his own show based on humorous video clips from vehicle dashboard cameras, Dukhin said. The devices are very popular in Russia.

"Andrey was a talented journalist, and a kind man," said Dukhin. "This is a very sad loss for us."

Russian television reporter killed in Ukraine

CNN's Alla Eshchenko reported from Moscow and Laura Smith-Spark wrote in London. CNN's Stephanie Halasz contributed to this report.

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