German diplomat in Slovakia died of poisoning, no foul play

Other News Materials 5 August 2008 21:45 (UTC +04:00)

A German diplomat found dead in Slovakia last week died of poisoning, but there is no evidence of foul play, police said Tuesday, dpa reported.

The 50-year-old man, who headed the military attache's office at the German embassy, died of "intoxication by an unidentified substance, police spokeswoman Alena Tosevova said, citing preliminary autopsy findings.

She said there were no signs of foul play, but declined to say whether authorities believe the death was an accident or a suicide.

The man's body was found Thursday in a house in the capital Bratislava.

Police have not released his name.