Get the latest updates as we post them — right on your browser

. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Accused Killer Arrested

PERM, Central Russia () -- Police have arrested a serial killer accused of murdering and disfiguring six women in the Ural Mountains city of Perm, a news report said Wednesday.

The murders took place over the past month. In each case, the attacker struck the victim in the head and mutilated the face, Itar-Tass reported.

Women who survived an attack helped police create a photographic image of the criminal.

According to police, the attacker was mentally unbalanced and had served in the war in Chechnya. Itar-Tass did not say when the arrest had taken place.