Suspect of killing missing girl in Tsivilsk detained in Chuvashia

The Chuvashia Office of the Investigative Committee continues the investigation in murder of a child under Part 2, item “c” of Article 105 of the RF Criminal Code opened after an 11-year-old girl went missing on 15 June 2017 in the town of Tsivilsk.

During urgent investigative and search operations investigators and police officers have requested the data on owners of all garages located in the search area. After they got all the information needed they determined persons of interests among the garage owners. When they went to examine the garages, they discovered the girl’s body with signs of violent death in one of them. A 23-year-old resident of Tsivilsk has been detained as a suspect.

At present, investigative operations are ongoing, including those with the suspect, who is expecting custodial restraint. The investigators are working to find out all the circumstances surrounding the murder. A number of forensic examinations have been ordered, including a medical one, a DAN test, a biological one and others.

During this probe, the investigators have revealed that officials of school attended by the girl and of the Tsivilsk District administration’s juvenile commission have been improperly discharging their duties. The Chuvashia Office of the Investigative Committee has opened an investigation in negligence under Part 1 of Article 293 of the RF Criminal Code.

According to investigators, the officials had failed to register the girl’s mother as the one not being able to raise her child.

In addition, the school staff interacted with the girl’s family only perfunctorily, while certificates they made that they had gone to visit her and looked into her living conditions were not true to fact. The investigators believe that this was one of the reasons why the girl was neglected and then went missing.

The investigators are going to give tough legal assessment to the actions of all responsible officials of guardianship authorities and other agencies concerned.