01/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Migrant Worker Decapitated In Russia; Head Found In Dumpster

The severed head of a Tajik man murdered last week in an apparent hate crime was discovered in a dumpster in western Moscow, investigators said Thursday.

In a disturbing twist, an obscure ultranationalist group claimed responsibility for the slaying by e-mailing a photograph of the victim's detached head to two human rights organizations, the groups said Thursday.

The victim's head was discovered wrapped in a plastic bag in a dumpster Wednesday on Ulitsa Tolbukhina, near Kuntsevskaya metro station on the Moscow western outskirts, the Investigative Committee said in a statement.