Thursday, August 17, 2017

Authorities nab murder suspect sought by Interpol in Yekaterinburg

Last week, authorities in Yekaterinburg apprehended Romas Zamolskis, who was sought by Interpol on suspicion of committing several murders throughout Russia and Lithuania.

Zamolskis, a 44-year-old Lithuanian native, is suspected of murdering at least eight people over a 12-year period between 2001 and 2013. The suspect's Interpol file only accounts for two of the alleged murders but raised charges of wounding three police officers and possessing illegal weapons and ammunition, The Moscow Times reports.

Zamolskis fled Lithuania in 2001 after his 25-year-old accomplice was killed during a police hostage crisis in the Lithuanian city of Panevezys. Upon arriving in Russia, Zamolskis changed his name and moved to a rural area of the Chelyabinsk region.

In addition to the charges lodged by Interpol, Zamolskis is suspected of carrying out contract killings in the Russian cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg and in the country's Sverdlovsk region, according to The Moscow Times.