ICR investigates into murder of retired FSB lieutenant colonel in Ivanovo region
The ICR Investigations Directorate in the Ivanovo region has instigated criminal proceedings under part 1 of Art. 105 of the Russian Criminal Code (Murder). Earlier, it was reported that the recently retired lieutenant colonel was shot on a hunting trip in the Zavolzhsky district.
The regional ICR department in the Ivanovo region (Kineshma) has officially reported on initiating a criminal case over the murder of the 41-year-old man as a result of gunshot wounds.
The body of the 41-year-old Ivanovo resident was found on a site in the vicinity of the Shokhma River flowing into Mera (Zavolzhsky district, Ivanovo region) on September 1, 2017, the ICR message says. However, there has been no information about the deceased belonging to the security forces.
Meanwhile, as the CrimeRussia reported yesterday, it concerns a former lieutenant colonel of the FSB regional directorate, who had recently retired due to seniority. His body was found in a forest with gunshot wounds to the upper body and left hip.
Law enforcers have detained a resident of Zavolzhsk, born in 1955, on suspicion of committing the crime; according to preliminary information, it was he who accompanied the FSB pensioner during the hunting trip.
As reported by the Ivanovo publication Chastnik, judging by several injuries, the death of the former FSB officer might be more than an accident. It is known that bottles of alcohol were found at the site of the tragedy.
According to IvanovoLive, the murder site is less than a kilometer away from a tourist center on the right bank of the Mera River, which the tax police used to own before it was dissolved. Then, the base remained under the jurisdiction of the security agencies. It is not excluded that the murdered person was resting there, and the suspect was, perhaps, a tourist center employee.
The ICR officers have appointed a number of examination as part of the criminal case; investigative and other procedural actions aimed at establishing all circumstances of the incident are being conducted.