January 14, 2008 / 3:58 PM / 11 years ago

Body found with rake stuck in head

Coroners transport a coffin with the body of an unidentified man at Albertina place next to Albertina museum in Vienna January 12, 2008. A cleaning woman found the corpse of the man with a bow rake imbedded in his head early on Saturday morning police said. REUTERS/Herbert Neubauer

VIENNA (Reuters) - The body of a young man was found in an elegant Vienna square with a rake embedded in his head, Austrian police said Saturday.

Cleaners on their way to work at Vienna’s famous Albertina Museum made the gruesome discovery at a building site on the adjacent square of the same name, a police statement said.

A trail of blood indicated that the man had been involved in a fight on the square after midnight Friday and was dragged to the construction area, where he was repeatedly struck in the head with a rake from the site, it said.

Police were examining film from a nearby surveillance camera for any sign of the assailant or assailants.

Reporting by Mark Heinrich; Editing by Caroline Drees

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