Sunday, December 17, 2017

Inmate suspected in officer's murder found hanged

An inmate from a penal colony in Russia's Urals region suspected of murdering a prison officer was found hanged in a tree last weekend.

The inmate, Vladimir Obukhov, was reported missing after another prisoner and an officer who accompanied them for works in a Sverdlovsk region forest were brutally murdered earlier this week, RIA Novosti reports.

His body was found approximately 25 miles from the murder scene, dressed in the officer's uniform. A gun was also found, with 20 rounds of ammunition. The gun belonged to the murdered officer, though it was reported that the officer was killed with an axe.

The inmates had permission to work outside the penal colony. An investigation is currently underway, according to RIA Novosti.