Man Dressed as Santa Claus Found Dead in Russia from UPI 23 Dec 2013 post a comment Share This: YAKUTSK, Russia, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A man dressed as Santa Claus was found dead in the Russian city of Yakutsk, investigators said Monday. The man had been at a business holiday party and threatened two fellow party-goers with a knife, RIA Novosti reported. Others managed to subdue the man outside, tying his hands and feet with a rope, investigators said. The man's girlfriend tied her scarf around his mouth to stop him from yelling. The girlfriend escorted the guests out of the house and when she returned to check on her boyfriend, she found him dead, investigators said. Investigators are still trying to establish a cause of death.