15 Nov 2018 18:17

Official sources decline to comment on location of Kerch shooter's body

SIMFEROPOL. Nov 15 (Interfax) - The body of Vladislav Roslyakov, the fourth-year student who investigators say went on a shooting spree at the Kerch Polytechnic School, has most likely not been buried yet, an informed source told Interfax.

"There are a range of indications that Roslyakov's body remains in the morgue a month after the tragedy," the source said.

Official sources did not confirm or deny this information.

"No comment," the Kerch morgue told the agency.

"I don't know. Honestly, I don't know," an official with the city administration told Interfax.

There have been reports that Roslyakov's body has still not been buried because no one has claimed it and the investigation into the case is ongoing.

Eighteen-year-old Roslyakov fired a gun, set off an improvised explosive device stuffed with nails and bolts, and killed himself on October 17. Twenty people died and about 50 were injured.

Investigators first opened a criminal case on terrorism charges but later requalified the crime as murder.

The Investigative Committee believes Roslyakov acted alone. A post-mortem psychological and psychiatric forensic evaluation was ordered. Its results have not been published.