Latvian police are searching for a millionaire Russian-born tycoon, Leonid Rozhetskin, who vanished from his Baltic villa suspiciously a week ago.
Mr Rozhetskin grew up in the US but worked in Russia in the 1990s
Latvian officials quoted by the Associated Press news agency say bloodstains were found at the villa, in the seaside resort of Jurmala.
The tycoon, a 41-year-old US citizen, was last seen there late on 16 March.
Mr Rozhetskin co-owns the London business freesheet City AM. He also works as a film producer in California.
In the 1990s, he held top management jobs in Russia. He co-founded the Renaissance Capital investment bank in Moscow and later became deputy chairman of the mining giant Norilsk Nickel.
According to his web page on MySpace, he co-owns L+E Productions, a Los Angeles-based film company.
He was born in St Petersburg - formerly Leningrad - in 1966, but his family moved to the US in 1980 and he was educated there. He graduated from Harvard Law School.