Deputy mayor’s death confirmed

Police have confirmed the death of the deputy mayor of Zidenice Ales Vytopil who has been missing since early September. A police spokeswoman said that a dead man found in south Moravia on Thursday had been identified as the missing mayor and that he had died a violent death. There has been widespread speculation surrounding Vytopil’s disappearance, but according to the police his murder was not linked to his position at city hall.