Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sverdlovsk police on the look-out for serial killer

Sverdlovsk police are on the hunt for a man suspected of killing 30 elderly women.

The crimes were committed in the Volga Federal District though the suspect may be hiding out in the Middle Urals, Itar-Tass reports.

"The suspect's identikit has been circulated in the region and hanged out in public places," the Sverdlovsk Police press service said, according to Itar-Tass.

According to investigators the unidentified man enters apartments under the pretense of being a condominium employee. He then strangles his victims - women aged 79-90 - with a slip knot.

Some of the murdered women were not robbed, suggesting that robbery was a low priority.

No murders have occurred since late September or early October, when three murders were committed. Investigators have the suspect on video and his identikit picture, Itar-Tass reports.