KRASNOYARSK, Russia, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Police in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Territory said Tuesday they had located three of four suspects wanted for the slaying of five people.
The bodies of the five were found in cabins, an abandoned mine and a gully Monday, ITAR-Tass reported.
On Monday, the body of a watchman was found in a builder’s cabin more than 1 1/2 miles (2.5 kilometers) from the Yeniseisk-Yepishchevo road, Severo-Yeniseisky district. He had gunshot wounds in the head and the stomach.
Two bodies found in another cabin were severely burned, making it impossible to immediately identify the victims, police said.
Two more bodies were found in an abandoned mine and a gully. The last two victims had worked as loggers.
Police blocked riverboat, ferry, bus and railway terminals to prevent the suspects from fleeing the territory.
“At present, an operation is under way to detain them; their whereabouts have been ascertained,” a spokesman for investigators told ITAR-Tass.