A plumber confessed to the serial rape and murder of multiple women in a chilling video.
Andrey Yezhov, 53, was arrested after an 88-year-old woman was found dead in her home in the city of Kashira, with signs of having been sexually assaulted.
In a harrowing interview with police, Yezhov explains how he broke into the pensioner’s home before strangling her.
He then admitted to stealing her TV, before throwing her passbook into a grassy area and returning home.
In the footage he goes on to tell officers: “I confess to the multiple murder and rape of women during the last 10 years.”
According to local media, Yezhov was arrested after investigators checked CCTV footage.
He is now a suspect in two other murders and the rape of a 10-year-old girl, after his DNA was linked to other crimes in the area.
The 10-year-old, who survived the attack, was raped in her home in the early hours at around 2am one morning in January.
The girl reportedly attends the children’s centre where the suspect’s wife works as a psychologist, and investigators are working to see if she was linked to the crime.
Yezhov is also suspected of having raped and murdered a woman in her home in 2013, as well as raping another woman in a forest in 2015 before strangling her to death.
He is currently being held in a pre-trial detention centre as investigations continue.