In the basement of one of the houses in the unfinished cottage settlement “New Petersburg” in the Leningrad Region, where a concrete bunker resembling a prison was found, no traces of people were found. This was announced on July 21 by Maria Dobrynina, senior assistant to the head of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Leningrad Region.
“The basement has been repeatedly examined by investigators and criminologists of the Investigation Department of the Leningrad Region, including three times with the participation of forensic investigators of the Main Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Investigative Committee of Russia. More than 500 objects were seized, for which more than 100 fingerprint, biological, molecular genetic forensic examinations were carried out. I emphasize once again that no traces of people were found in the basement, ”she said.
As Dobrynina said, now the Investigative Committee is investigating a criminal case into the murder of a man whose body with gunshot wounds to the head was found in a Mercedes car. The car was on the Sortavala – St. Petersburg highway in the Leningrad Region. At the same time, the shooting was carried out from another car, which then drove towards one of the households in the Vsevolozhsk region. A basement was found under a non-residential building, consisting of three separate rooms equipped with metal doors.
Law enforcement officers found out that the site belongs to a man living in St. Petersburg. He was repeatedly questioned as a witness and said that he had never been to the site and did not carry out construction work there. And he formalized the ownership right at the request of his acquaintance, who, in turn, fulfilled the request of another person who died several years ago. However, the investigation is ongoing.
Earlier, on July 19, it was reported that an underground bunker resembling a prison was found on a land plot in the Leningrad region. The bunker with cameras was located under one of the abandoned houses.
The entrance to the structure was covered by a slab, which was lifted only by a special hydraulic device hidden in a cache. In the basement of an abandoned house, they found built-in toilets, washstands and bunk beds located in cells behind steel doors. The bunker also had a heating and ventilation system.
Also, on the land plot, they found a bathhouse and a well, at the bottom of which there was a stove, where a person could fit.
As REN TV learned, the underground bunker was mentioned in the criminal case on the murder of businessman Badri Shengelia in the Vsevolozhsk district of the Leningrad region in 2018. About a year ago, searches were carried out in the country house and basement. According to an informed source of journalists, there are no traces of any activity in the underground prison. The owner of the site and the house died many years ago.
Izvestia published archival photos from the bunker and videos.