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    U.S. citizen killed in Armenian capital

    Associated Press Worldstream
    May 18, 2004 Tuesday

    YEREVAN, Armenia -- A U.S. citizen was stabbed to death in the Armenian
    capital, officials said Tuesday.

    Armenian police said the victim's body was found in downtown Yerevan
    on Monday night with signs of beating and three stab wounds.

    The U.S. Embassy identified the victim as Joshua Haglund. An Embassy
    spokeswoman who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the victim
    had taught at Yerevan's Linguistics University, under the aegis of
    the U.S. Department of State's English Language Fellow program.

    "We are shocked and saddened by his death," she said.

    She said she had no information on Haglund's age or hometown.

    An official with the Armenian Prosecutor General's office, who asked
    not be named, said that the killing had "personal motives" and voiced
    hope that perpetrators could be quickly found.