Monday, October 23, 2017

Police arrest Verkhnyaya Pyshma woman on suspicion of killing twin boys

Police arrested a 30-year-old woman in Verkhnyaya Pyshma on suspicion of killing her two children by placing them in a freezer in her home.

The woman, known only as "Irina," allegedly killed her twin babies in 2008 and moved the frozen bodies to the freezer of a supermarket where she worked, placing them alongside meat that was for sale in the shop. The bodies were found after the store changed ownership and old stock was removed from the freezers by the former owner, The Siberian Times reports.

Police said the woman confessed to killing the twins when she was confronted by officers.

"Sverdlovsk police has done titanic work in order to locate the woman who gave birth to [the] frozen twin boys," Valeri Gorelykh, the head of the press office of the main department of the Internal Affairs Ministry, said, according to The Siberian Times.

Gorelykh said the woman planned to remove the bodies from the supermarket freezer and bury them, but she lost access to the refrigeration area after leaving her position. Police questioned all 20 people at the town's central supermarket with access to the storage freezer.

"This story has shocked police, we did our best to solve this crime," Gorelykh said, The Siberian Times reports. "It was controlled by the head of Sverdlovsk region Interior Ministry Department, and we are proud to report it has been solved so quickly."