Criminal case into ex-Roscosmos head's murder in detention
It became known that there had been 12 more prisoners in the cell with former Roscosmos CEO. As previously reported by Senior Assistant Manager of ICR Main Investigations Directorate in Moscow Yulia Ivanova, Evdokimov's murder weapon had been found in the the pre-trial detention center No. 5 (SIZO-5). It was then seized and sent for examination.
The Investigative Committee of Russia has initiated a criminal case into the murder of former Executive Director for Quality and Reliability Control of Roscosmos Corporation Vladimir Evdokimov in the Moscow detention center SIZO-5. This was reported by Official Representative of the Moscow Prosecutor's Office Elena Rossokhina.
It was previously reported that the prisoner's body with two knife wounds in the heart's area was found this morning in the cell. A pre-investigation check is currently underway.
It is reported that the Prosecutor's Office is checking the compliance of the conditions of detention in remand center (in particular, the regimen and protection of arrested persons) with the legislation. A source in the law enforcement bodies of Moscow had revealed to RIA Novosti that there had been 12 more prisoners in the cell with the former Roscosmos CEO.
The state corporation's Director General Igor Komarov expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased via Roscosmos's official website, noting that the company "would seek clarification of all the circumstances of his death and the full investigation of the case."
Let us recall that Vladimir Evdokimov and ex-Director of Nauchno-Tekhnichesky Tsentr (Scientific and Technical Center) CJSC Aleksandr Zolin were arrested on December 1 in the case of embezzlement of 200 million rubles ($3.495.400) from Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG JSC.
The ICR has reported on solving the murder of Ilya Pichko, who had been due to testify in the high-profile case of smuggling at the hearing on December 18. The search for the head of Yugo-Vostochnaya Torgovaya Kompaniya began after he failed to appear at the hearing scheduled for December 11.