Journalist Cristina Topescu Found Dead at Home, Aged 59

Romanian journalist and former news anchor Cristina Topescu was found dead at her home in the city of Otopeni, Ilfov county, on Sunday evening, Ilfov Police representatives told MEDIAFAX.

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Journalist Cristina Topescu Found Dead at Home, Aged 59

Authorities were alerted to the fact that the journalist hadn’t been seen in approximately three weeks by her neighbors on Sunday. A police team dispatched at the site found her dead, without any visible signs of violence.

Sources close to the investigation told MEDIAFAX that several dogs were found at the former news anchor’s home, two of which were dead. They added that suicide was also an unlikely possibility, according to initial findings on the scene.

Ilfov Police launched a criminal case regarding suspect death in her case. A postmortem will be performed to establish the cause of death.

Cristina Topescu worked as a TV reporter and news anchor for more than two decades, initially at PRO TV and later hosting the prime time news bulletin at Prima TV. Her final TV role was as a presenter of news bulletins at Antena 3, between 2013 and 2017. Most recently, she worked as part of the communications team of Romania’s Health Ministry.

The ministry issued a statement on Monday, describing Topescu as a “consummate professional until the final moment”.

She was the daughter of well-known sports announcer and journalist Cristian Topescu, who passed away in 2018.

 

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