Russian investigators fail to mention Nemtsov was top Putin critic

February 28, 2015 12:49 PM

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Russia's top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life.

A statement from the body, the Investigative Committee, did not address the possibility seen as likely by many of Nemtsov's supporters -- that he was killed for being one of President Vladimir Putin's most adamant and visible critics.

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