Skip to main content

Russian lawmaker's body found in barrel of cement

By CNN Staff
February 18, 2013 -- Updated 1503 GMT (2303 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mikhail Pakhomov, who served in the city parliament of Lipetsk, was reported missing last week
  • His body was found in cement in the basement of a private garage
  • 12 people have been arrested in connection with his death, investigators say

(CNN) -- A Russian lawmaker found stuffed in a barrel of cement last week may have been killed over unpaid debts, investigators said on Monday.

Mikhail Pakhomov, 36, was reported missing early last week, according to a report from the state-run RIA-Novosti news agency. On Thursday, some of the politician's personal property was found in a car searched during a traffic stop near Moscow. His body was later found in the barrel of cement in the basement of a private garage in a village near Moscow.

Pakhomov served in the city parliament in Lipetsk, a city of a half-million people about 700 kilometers (430 miles) south of Moscow. He was a member of the ruling United Russia party.

Twelve people have been arrested in connection with his death, investigators told RIA-Novosti.

The investigation continues, but investigators said Pakhomov may have been killed because of debts he had not paid off.

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
July 24, 2014 -- Updated 2006 GMT (0406 HKT)
ITN's Dan Rivers reports from the hospital where those injured by an attack in Gaza were being treated.
July 25, 2014 -- Updated 1808 GMT (0208 HKT)
Flight attendants are wearing black ribbons to show solidarity with fallen colleagues in "a tribute to those who never made it home."
July 25, 2014 -- Updated 2016 GMT (0416 HKT)
Hamas: "Lift the siege." Israel: "End the rockets." The two sides' demands will be difficult to reconcile.
July 23, 2014 -- Updated 0804 GMT (1604 HKT)
When the Costa Concordia and its salvage convoy finally depart Giglio, the residents will breathe a sigh of relief -- and shed a tear.
July 22, 2014 -- Updated 2053 GMT (0453 HKT)
CNN's Richard Quest speaks to Malaysia Airlines' Hugh Dunleavy about how the airline industry needs to react to MH17.
July 24, 2014 -- Updated 2042 GMT (0442 HKT)
From Maastricht to Melbourne, and baroque theaters to block-long warehouses, these stores make bookish travelers look stylish.
July 23, 2014 -- Updated 1857 GMT (0257 HKT)
A nun, an AIDS researcher, an athlete and a family traveling on summer vacation. These were some of the victims aboard MH17.
July 22, 2014 -- Updated 0021 GMT (0821 HKT)
Prince George isn't your average one year old. He started walking before he was one. Oh, and, he's going to be king -- of 16 countries.
July 18, 2014 -- Updated 0621 GMT (1421 HKT)
In an ambitious plan to upgrade urban India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will build 100 "smart cities" across the country.
CNN joins the fight to end modern-day slavery by shining a spotlight on its horrors and highlighting success stories.
Browse through images from CNN teams around the world that you don't always see on news reports.
July 25, 2014 -- Updated 1317 GMT (2117 HKT)
After just one day of competition, a new sport has emerged at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow: snapping selfies with the Queen.
ADVERTISEMENT