Markus Reinhardt Dead: Davos Security Chief Dies In Apparent Suicide

UPDATE 12:50 p.m.: Marcus Reinhardt, the head of security at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos Switzterland, has died in apparent suicide, according to a multiple news reports. Reinhardt was 61 and was found dead in his hotel room early Tuesday morning.

The Associated Press reports the following from Davos:

A regional official said that the police commander in charge of security for the World Economic Forum has died in an apparent suicide.

The regional governor said Markus Reinhardt was found dead Tuesday in his Davos hotel room.

The five-day forum starts Wednesday and will attract 2,500 of the world's business and political elite to the Swiss Alpine resort.

Reinhardt, 61, was captain of Graubuenden's cantonal police and was responsible for organizing Davos' security.

The death and apparent suicide was announced by Graubuenden's governor Claudio Lardi.

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