Russian cops hunt serial killer eyed in 100 sex slayings
A Russian serial killer suspected in the sex slayings of more than 100 women is still on the prowl more than eight years after a brazen escape.
And despite an international manhunt led by Interpol there has been no sign — until recently — of killer truck driver Valery Andreev, 63, who is atop the agency’s most wanted list.
Cops in Russia believe Andreev — nicknamed the Orsk Maniac after his hometown — is hiding somewhere in vast, desolate Siberia and have warned residents in the Krasnoyarsk region to be on the lookout for one of Russia’s 10 most dangerous men.
Detectives say they have “proof” that Andreev has raped, tortured and murdered at least eight women in the distant eastern end of the sprawling country.
For more than a decade — from 2006 to 2016 — investigators believe Andreev was on a murderous rampage and is responsible for the disappearances of more than 100 women.
The women all vanished from the Orenburg region in southwestern Russia near the border with Kazakhstan. And according to The UKSun, Andreev may be the worst serial killer in the history of Russia (Stalin excepted.)