NIZHNY NOVGOROD, August 4. /TASS/. Police in the Volga city of Nizhny Novgorod have found the pregnant mother’s body in the apartment where children’s dismembered remains were discovered earlier on Tuesday, a police source told TASS.
"The remains of the mother, Yulia Belova, were found together with the children’s bodies at the site of the tragedy. She was five months pregnant," the source said.
The dismembered remains were found in an apartment belonging to the Belov family with six offspring, all aged under six, who stopped attending the kindergarten after July 25. Kindergarten staff called police who forced a window and discovered the remains.
The key murder suspect and father of six children, Oleg Belov, could have planned the massacre, the police source said.
Belov took the children away from the kindergarten telling the staff they would go on holiday, the source said.
Next morning his wife rushed into her neighbour’s apartment crying for help, he added.
The suspect’s mother told TASS her son suffered from a mental disorder and was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist sect.
"He’s been diagnosed with schizophrenia," she said.
Moscow police officers have been sent to Nizhny Novgorod to join the search for the 51-year old suspect, a spokesperson for the Interior Ministry said.