September 23rd, 2010
01:01 PM ET

Police: Nicaraguan diplomat found with throat slashed

A Nicaraguan diplomat based in New York was found dead Thursday with his throat slashed in his apartment in the Bronx, said NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne.

The victim is not being identified pending family notification.

The body of the diplomat was found by his driver, said Police Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne. A knife was found at the scene, Browne said.

He said it is too early in the investigation to classify the death as a murder or a suicide.

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  1. AZlusitano

    Nicaragua was recently added to the Central American Nations on Drug-Trafficking List http://www.poder360.com/dailynews_detail.php?blurbid=9182 – Business are better than ever thanks to this country's increasing demand, not to mention the birth of the Tea Party...

    September 23, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • GuerillaGorilla

      Right... so because the Tea Party formed this diplomat got whacked... that is one heck of an imagination you have...

      September 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • AZlusitano

      ...the Tea Partiers increased the consumption... HELLO!

      September 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ed Sr

    Our country is full of drug cartel asses who should all be eliminated....this guy probably was murdered by the drug cartel......we should round them all up and bury them as soon as we find them.........we should also get permission to send our army into Mexico and get rid of all the drug peddling and growing vermin we can find.............

    September 23, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • AZlusitano

      It's also full of white ass users and non users in high places who are making tons of money off the trafficking; take away the demand and the source will cease to exist; jackwagon!

      September 23, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nica

      Enough!
      I am willing to bet none of you knew anything about him, STOP with your assumptions!!! Just let him now rest in peace and stop being so disrespectful to him and his friends and family. Don’t any of you have a job to attend?!?!

      September 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • GuerillaGorilla

      @Nica – Of course not. Because of guys like this that encourage outsourcing to their impovershed countries, diverting american funds, none of us has a job. /sarcasm

      September 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. andrew

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it's NOT a suicide.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. GuerillaGorilla

    Suicide by slashing your own throat?!? Wow...

    Nope, murder plain and simple.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. GuerillaGorilla

    Police said the 34-year-old man, identified by the Nicaraguan Mission to the UN as Cesar Mercado, was found at about 10:15 a.m. Thursday... FoxNews

    Way to keep up CNN

    September 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • AZlusitano

      GG, FibNews habitually pulls detailed information such as that out of their butts...

      September 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Clairebell

    It's great that they are not jumping to conclusions, but really? How would this be suicide? Seppuku, I get... throat slashing?? Ehhh not so much.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Floria sigmundi

    This is disturbing he was clearly assasinated

    Check out this YouTube video

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUJ4bL6O3uw&w=640&h=360]

    September 23, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jim Brieske

    A diplomat being murdered for what? Probably his wallet and the money it contained. What a waste. What we need to do as democracies is kill evil leaders of other countries. Why?
    Because God can't do it. It's against his implementation rules. If he did, he myswell just come here and run the place himself. I'm sure many are thinking God does not exist. Sure he does.
    New York was founded in 1788. Colorado was founded in 1851. It took over 60 years for our ancestors to travel the distance.
    Millions and billions of years of time passed before we came into existence. We are Colorado and our creator is New York but not with 60 years technological advancement time. He had millions or billions of years of technological advancement time before reaching the level of getting to another planet and settling one man and one woman.
    We are incapable of comprehending this because of our short lifespans. Plus our technological advancements have not had even a million years to develope.
    jim

    September 24, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
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