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Nobel Winner’s Wife Found Dead at Landfill

Sumire Negishi, wife of a Nobel Prize-winning professor, was found dead at an Illinois landfill on 13 March. Her husband, El-ichi Negishi, was found walking near the landfill and has been hospitalized. Sumire, in the age of 80, was known to be suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Her husband is a chemistry professor in Purdue University and won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2010 for discovering “palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis.” According to Indiana State Police, the couple lived in West Lafayette, Indiana, and had been reported missing along with their car on 12 March. “The case still remains under investigation, but no murder is suspected.” said the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office.

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