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Swisscom CEO Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Head of Switzerland's largest phone company


Swisscom Chief Executive Carsten Schloter was found dead at his home in the Freiburg area on Tuesday morning in a suspected case of suicide, police said.

An investigation into the exact circumstances of his death is underway and out of consideration for the family no further details are being disclosed, Swisscom said in a statement.

"We can confirm that the first elements of the investigation make us think it was a suicide. It is impossible to say at this stage how long the investigation will take," said Pierre-Andre Waeber, spokesman at the cantonal police in Freiburg.