French national strangled selling apartment in Moscow

French national strangled selling apartment in Moscow

The body of the victim was taken to a forest belt in Novaya Moskva.

A French citizen was strangled in Moscow during apartment sale; the suspect has been detained, reported Yulia Ivanova, senior assistant to the head of Central Investigation Department of Russian Investigative Committee in a statement to RIA Novosti.

According to the investigation, the French citizen decided to sell his apartment located on Stroitelei Street in Moscow in May 2017. After a meeting with the prospective buyer, the man disappeared and stopped getting in touch with family and friends.

"A complex of investigative actions together with the criminal investigation department established the prospective buyer in the shortest possible time. He was the person the victim had a meeting with in said apartment on May 10, 2017. It is a man born in 1984 and living in Moscow," Ivanova said.

At the interrogation, the detainee explained to the investigators that he had strangled the victim during the meeting, after which, in order to hide the traces of the crime, he put the body in a bag and brought it into a forest belt in Novaya Moskva.

According to the source, the detainee will soon be charged and convicted.

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