. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Church Slayings Arrest

YEKATERINBURG, Ural Mountains () -- A 20-year-old man was arrested Monday for the slayings of two women who worked at a Russian Old Believer church and for the theft of more than $1 million in icons and other church property.

The bodies of the two church wardens were found Friday in a prayer house in Yekaterinburg, Interfax cited police as saying. The women had been suffocated with their ceremonial garments, the report said.