By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During a press conference held on Thursday, February 28th, Rio police announced that a contractor for the U.S. Department of State, Victoria Tcaciuc, had been strangled to death in a Centro, Rio hotel room on February, 20th and that alleged suspect, Alessandro Rufino Oliveira Carvalho, 42, was in custody.

"We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Department of State contractor Victoria Tcaciuc. We express our deepest condolences to her friends," William Ostick, a spokesman with the State Department in Washington, said in an email to the press . . .

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