The head of the consular section of the Russian Embassy in Athens, Andrey Malanin, was found dead on his bedroom floor, on Monday afternoon according to a Greek police spokeswoman.

Early evidence suggests that the cause of his death was pathological, however the investigation is still ongoing, police told Anadolu Agency.

A coroner’s report to confirm the cause of death is expected in the following days.

A consulate employee found the diplomat’s body at 5.41 p.m. (1541GMT), in Malanin’s apartment, located on the third floor of a five-story building in the center of Athens accommodating Consulate employees, police said.

Malanin was 55 years old.

Anadolu Agency