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Uzbek Citizen Arrested In Moscow For Murders

The murdered woman, Yelena, had moved to Moscow from Kazakhstan several years ago.
Moscow police have arrested an Uzbek migrant worker in connection with the murder of a Kazakh woman and her one-year-old son, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reports.

The bodies of the Kazakh citizen, 28, and her son were found by local residents in the town of Povedniki near Moscow on November 9. Both bodies bore signs of violence.

Mikhail Anisimov, who heads the investigative department at the Mytishchi district investigative committee, told RFE/RL on November 14 that Boburmirzo Soliev, 18, a migrant worker from Uzbekistan, was arrested and has confessed to the killings.

The investigators say that the woman, named Yelena, and her son were killed while out for a walk. She and the suspect reportedly had a heated argument in a local shop before the incident.

The victim, only identified by her first name, came to Moscow from Kazakhstan several years ago to study at a local university and got married as a student.

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