Saturday 10/23/21
CRIME

Russia detains suspected murderer of two dozen elderly women

The suspect is a 38-year-old man working as a locksmith in the city of Kazan.
A view of the Russian city of Kazan. Photo: Pixabay.
A view of the Russian city of Kazan. Photo: Pixabay.

 Russian police have detained a suspect in the murders of more than two dozen elderly women at various locations around the country, the country's top investigative agency said on Tuesday.

The suspect, a 38-year-old man who has been working as a locksmith in the central Russian city of Kazan, was linked to the 26 murders through genetic evidence, the Investigative Committee said in a statement.

The suspect is believed to have killed the women to steal their property. The incidents occurred in 2011 and 2012, the statement read.

"The suspect is currently confessing," it added.

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