In public, he was generally known as the “Volga Madman,” however he additionally has a reputation and a career. Russian police stated on Tuesday that they had arrested a 38-year-old locksmith Radik tagirovin, suspected of murdering a minimum of 26 aged girls in 2011-2012.

– Based mostly on the forensic investigation and organic evaluation, we concluded that every one the murders have been dedicated by the identical individual, the police bulletin learn.

Authorities carried out a complete of greater than 10,000 genetic exams earlier than Tagirov’s identify got here to gentle. Police linked him to each the assassin’s DNA and the shoe’s footprint. As well as, his habits matched the assassin’s profile.

Tagirov lives in Kazan, about 800 kilometers east of Moscow. He was caught in a pinch in 2009. Through the serial homicide part, he took turns showing as an electrician or plumber and got here to the house of ladies dwelling alone by advantage of his “duties”.

Many of the victims have been over 70 years outdated.

Guardian based on Tagirov would have already confessed to the murders that sowed terror in central Russia lower than a decade in the past.

Russia’s historical past is aware of many freezing serial killers. For instance, the Siberian police Mikhail Popkov raped and killed 78 girls with an ax or hammer between 1992 and 2007.

Alexander Pitshushkin wished to kill one individual for each 64 squares on the chessboard. PItshushkin additionally reached 48 in his purpose, which he ticked off his personal board.