SOFIA – Journalist found dead

Journalist Georgi Alexandrov was found dead in the sea near Varna, Bulgaria’s largest city on the Black Sea. His body was found near a damaged sewer pipe, which polluted a significant part of the Varna Bay for nearly nine months before authorities took action and caused a huge environmental scandal in the country.

The initial information was that Alexandrov was in the area to investigate the case because he had a camera and laptop. However, he had not been working for a particular media outlet at the time of the incident.

On Sunday (24 May), authorities said that an accident or suicide was most likely given that they had not found any signs of violent death. Tests showed he had 1.27 per mille alcohol in his bloodstream.

Police are currently investigating what Alexandrov did and where he went before his death. (Krassen Nikolov |

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