Oligarch Vladimir Marugov, Russia’s ‘sausage king’ was murdered in the sauna at his home outside of Moscow with a crossbow. A female partner managed to climb out the window to safety and call the police, however, when they arrived they found the man dead with an arrow through his body.
The Russian Investigative Committee released details of the incident.
Marugov and his partner were in an outdoor sauna hut on the estate about 25 miles west of the capital when the attack happened. The woman managed to escape through the window and call the police from a neighbor’s house, reported The Moscow Times.
When police and forensic experts arrived at the scene they found Marugov dead in the sauna, along with the crossbow used to shoot him.
The assailants escaped the murder scene in a car, which was found in a nearby village during the subsequent search operation.
Police later announced an arrest.
Investigative Committee spokeswoman Olga Vrady said on November 2 that the suspect had been detained “thanks to joint efforts of the Investigative Committee and the Interior Ministry,” reported RFERL.
Marugov owned some of Russia’s largest meat-processing plants including the Ozeretsky Sausages and Meat Empire sausage factories.