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Head of WEF security in apparent suicide

A day before the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting opens in the Swiss resort of Davos, the head of the cantonal police force appears to have committed suicide.

The 61-year-old, responsible for security at the annual talking shop for business leaders, international political leaders, intellectuals and journalists, was found lifeless in his Davos hotel room on Tuesday morning.

The police chief took over the Graubünden force in 1984, having previously worked as a cantonal investigating judge.

Further details of the death were unavailable.

The WEF was formed by German-born businessman Klaus Schwab in 1971. It is a non-profit organisation with headquarters in Geneva and is funded by the varying subscription fees of its members.

The 2010 meeting will attract 2,500 delegates from 90 countries and takes place from January 27-31.

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