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. guest

    what the....

    September 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elfster

      At first glance and reading just the Head Line " Diplomat found dead". I was hoping it was Iranian President Ahmadinejad since the fool is in town at the U.N. We can only wish:)

      September 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hunter

    FIRSTIES!

    September 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • all your base

      @Hunter really? "fristies" ? are you in middle school? if you're gonna pwn the thread, its' FIRST, not FIRSTIES, and zomg, you are sooooo 2008. It's 2010 man, I know you just learned about doing the whole FIRST thing in threads, but man... so lame.. What's next man? are you gonna tight roll your pants like its 1990?

      September 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim T

      all your base...

      we rolled our pants in the 80s. Get it right! But hunter wasn't first anyway!

      That being said this is a troubling story.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your a Loser

      Nope...got that wrong... Grow up!

      September 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • trelos84

      FAIL

      September 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hunter

    Aww sorry that was mean, Sorry, RIP man, Shouldn't have said that

    September 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. steph

    that's the story? once again, great reporting CNN!!

    September 23, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • KC

      Considering this event just occurred what kind of reporting do you expect? It's not like he died with a note on his chest identifying his murderer.

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

      In journalistic parlance, the CNN piece is called a 'Bulletin' (something a little longer than a 'Flash', which is generally one line, e.g. 'Nigcaraguan Diplomat Found Dead'.

      Below a 'Bulletin' is 'Urgent' with a few more confirmed details. The story will follow in greater detail (and often multiple editions) before being exhausted.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      KC, how do you know? Where you there, do you have inside information, OMG, your the killer!!!!

      September 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clairebell

      Seriously? What part of "This Just In" don't you get?

      September 23, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Who

    Do you think this is "random" or related to the recent issues with the Nicaraguan president?

    Talk amongst yourselves...

    September 23, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristy Howard-Clark

      I think that this was done by one of the guys working for a drug cartel.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Batman

      That was my first thought Kristy.

      September 23, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. fineart

    Previous writers, please get back to work, now

    September 23, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Waffles

    Whoa.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Nick

    Wow! Attacking conservatives for a comment NOT EVEN MADE, very clear thinking and logical.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. may

    Could be related to south american drug gangs

    September 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • AZlusitano

      You betcha...!

      September 23, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • URADUMAZZ

      Newsflash: Nicaragua is in Central America, more than several hundred miles north of South America.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Metropl

    Excellent details and great imagery. A newspiece worty of the Pulitzer Prize.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rgw1946

    In Bronx>>Ummmm>> yep .. should not have PO someone....

    September 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Toy Scarbrough

    *sniff, sniff* I smell a cover-up, better find out who this guy was/what he knew/ what he heard etc then we'll know why he died, MAYBE!!

    September 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sharon

    OMG I got an email from this person, but his deal was he wanted to come here and give me a large sum of money, and of course, I deleted it because I'm like yeah right. These diplomats just don't get it, here in America, we don't invite strangers to our homes, for any reason, and possibly he would of wanted to "hide out" here, but all the same, I could not allow this as he could of brought harm to me. So please warn these diplomats that they can not push their weight around with us. We just simply can not tolerate it. This is why I deleted his message.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • cm

      you a stupid (A) you probaly deleted it because you cannot freaking read.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bertina

      Only idiots think those emails are real.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew D

      so now they think you know you may know something, so it's the feds or them. Other wise any harm to you may be looked at as random. your info could be the key to this event, and the e-mail is not gone in a sense

      September 23, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chumlee

    Well that statement is really relevant condsidering this has nothing to do with immigration or US political parties...

    September 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. fineart

    Back to work now, there are plenty of people out there looking for work; don't force me to press this button.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
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