YEKATERINBURG, December 27. /ITAR-TASS/. The suspected killer of Russian woman Olga Yermakova was detained in Tajikistan, Central Asia. The investigation of this high-profile crime was launched in the autumn of 2012 after Yermakova’s five-year-old son was found standing on the roadside near the Russian Ural city of Yekaterinburg.
The Tajik police have carried out a special operation to detain main suspect Daler Vatanov, Russian detective Maxim Lebedev told Itar-Tass on Friday. He noted that Vatanov had been detained within the criminal case Russian detectives had passed to Tajik criminal court authorities.
“Despite the fact that Russian detectives have completed the investigation of the criminal case over the murder of Olga Yermakova and have passed it to Tajik criminal court authorities we continue to follow how the murder of the woman is being investigated in Tajikistan,” Lebedev added. “In the telephone message we have received the information from Tajikistan about the detention of Davler Vatanov, who is the main suspected killer of Olga Yermakova. The detention was made within our criminal case. We keep following the progress of investigation of this criminal case,” he noted.
Yermakova’s mother was found the injured party in the criminal case, Lebedev said.
On September 21, 2012, Yermakova’s five-year-old son was found on the road along the forest near the city of Yekaterinburg. The little boy said that the father-in-law had abandoned him on the road and said that the father-in-law told him to wait for him on the road while he had been driving to buy some food products. The father-in-law did not come back to take the boy (now the child lives with his father in the city of St. Petersburg). The search was launched for the mother of the boy. On October 6 she was found dead at a private house she owned in the village of Kotovras. The detectives found that the suspected killer of the woman had escaped Russian justice in Tajikistan.