A 43-year-old businesswoman and widow of the former mayor of Roshal, a small town in the Moscow region, was killed together with her young daughter in their home during a robbery on Saturday night, police said Sunday.
The woman, who owned a chain of gas stations around the region, and her 12-year-old daughter were killed by blows to the head with an unidentified blunt object by intruders who had broken into their cottage through the garage, police said in comments carried by state media.
The woman's son found his mother dead and the 12-year-old in critical condition when he arrived home at about 4 a.m. Sunday morning. Police are looking for suspects. The woman was the widow of the town's former mayor, Sergei Syusyukin, reports said.