Investigators reported Monday that the “king of sausages” was killed with its bow in a sauna after masked robbers stormed his home. The Russian investigation committee said that the man and his wife were in Banya – a traditional Russian sauna – outside Moscow when several masked men entered and tied them up and “demanded that the money they keep in their home be abandoned.”
The commission said in a statement that the wife was able to obtain freedom and alert the police that found the man’s body.
She added, “While inspecting the place, investigators confiscated the crossbow, which had shot the man.”
The robbers fled in the victim’s car, which was found near the town of Astra, west of Moscow.
Russian news agencies reported that one of the suspects was arrested on Monday evening.
The commission investigating major crimes did not mention the victim’s name, but Russian media widely reported that Vladimir Marugov, owner of several meat processing plants, is known as “the king of sausages,” according to Interfax news agency.
According to BBC News, Marugov’s son Alexander died in a motorcycle accident in Moscow in 2019.
The British Guardian newspaper reported, later Tuesday, that it had found an elderly man tied to a bed during a search of a house related to the detained suspect the evening before.
The Guardian quoted the investigation committee as saying that the man told police that he had been blackmailed and signed a deed for his apartment in Moscow for a criminal gang.
The commission reportedly said that the suspect in custody was refusing to cooperate with the authorities.