‘Werewolf’ cop admits killing 81
FORMER Russian police officer Mikhail Popkov, dubbed the Werewolf, has confessed to slaying a staggering 81 women and there could be even more. Already found guilty of 22 murders, he has attained the dubious honour of being Russia’s worst serial killer. Popkov’s modus operandi was to sexually assault the victims before unleashing any sharp weapon he could – be it a knife, tool or even an axe. Over 20 years, before his eventual capture, he wore his police uniform as he lured drunken victims into his police car, offering them late-night rides home.