Police in Moscow have detained another suspect in a spate of killings of homeless people, the Investigative Committee said Wednesday.
A man and a woman were arrested in Moscow last month over the murders, in which at least seven people were stabbed to death in vacant lots and other deserted places from July 2014 to February 2015.
The latest person to be detained is an unnamed 19-year-old man from the Nizhny Novgorod region who investigators say met the duo on the Internet and took part in two of the killings.
The man arrested last month, Pavel Voitov, told investigators that he and his female accomplice, Yelena Lobacheva, had been "cleansing" the city of people on the fringes of society, the statement said.
Russian media reported earlier that up to 12 people may have died at the hands of the gang.