Russian serial killer captured after 15 years
By Tom Parfitt, Moscow
8:08PM BST 02 Jul 2012

One of Russia's worst ever serial killers a former policeman who allegedly murdered 29 women has been captured.

Officers seized the 48-year-old, described only as Mikhail P., in Vladivostok after an almost 15-year investigation.

News reports claimed he had beheaded some of his victims and had sexual intercourse with their corpses. The suspect was a serving police officer at the time of the attacks, which took place mostly between 1995 and 1998 in Angarsk in Siberia. One woman was murdered in 2004.

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Many of the corpses were discovered but a dedicated team of detectives was unable to locate the serial killer. After leaving the Angarsk force in the late 1990s, Mikhail P. worked at a metal pipes factory.

He was finally identified when police compared DNA samples found on the bodies to former officers from their own force.