June 12, 1994, in Moscow, Russia
Soltis, a crime reporter for the independent news agency Interfax, was found beaten to death at a train station in the Stroitel district on the outskirts of Moscow. Soltis' colleagues told CPJ that they believe the reporter's murder is linked to his investigation of Russia's criminal underworld.
Job: Print Reporter
Beats Covered: Corruption, Crime
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Murder
Suspected Source of Fire: Criminal Group
Taken Captive: No