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Suspected Moscow killer leads prosecutors to victim's remains


MOSCOW, June 23 (RIA Novosti ) - An alleged serial killer arrested Sunday on suspicion of committing several murders in southern Moscow led prosecutors to the remains of an unidentified man he had confessed to slaying, prosecutors said Friday.

Alexander Pichuzhkin is suspected of killing at least ten people in the Bitsa Park area since 2000. Prosecutors said the latest discovery adds another victim to the toll.

According to forensic specialists taking part in the investigation, most of the victims found in the park were killed with a blow on the head. The latest such murder was committed as recently as June 15.

Earlier Friday, law-enforcement officials said Pichuzhkin had admitted to eight killings and that he would be subjected to a psychiatric examination to assess his sanity.

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