Two tourists, who went on a snowmobile trip in the mountains of the republic of Khakasia, were found dead. The tourists – two entrepreneurs - supposedly committed suicide after they found out that they had run out of fuel and had neither matches nor food with them. The two men hanged each other.
The bodies of two men, identified as Dmitry Gromov and Pavel Derebyankin – were found on Sunday afternoon near the Ters River. The men were relatives – an uncle and a nephew. They both lived in the city of Achinsk, the Krasnoyarsk region, and were working in the field of commerce, RIA Novosti news agency reports.
The men, aged 20 and 35 went on a snowmobile trip on October 23, but they did not tell anyone of their intention, nor did they inform anyone of the route of the trip.
They were reported as missing on October 27. The bodies of the two men were found hanging on trees in the woods, some 20 kilometers far from the town of Priiskovoye, The Komsomolskaya Pravda wrote.
One of the men used his scarf, whereas the other one used his shoe laces for committing suicide, a law-enforcement officer said.
The bodies were hanging on different trees for two days, investigators said. The footprints that were found near the scene were the footprints of the two men – no one else’s footprints were found nearby.
“The tourists had no food reserves, they got lost, were exhausted and eventually decided to commit suicide. Their valuable things, including money, were found with them. However, they had no matches. They also had the snowmobile keys, although the snowmobile itself has not been found yet,” a law-enforcement officer said.
The men might have been murdered because of their snowmobile, but investigators say that it was most likely a suicide, which they committed out of hopelessness.