Russia murderer demands Pussy Riot freed: officials


MOSCOW–The bodies of two murdered women were found beneath a scrawled message demanding freedom for jailed members of Pussy Riot, Russian officials said Thursday. An investigator cautioned that the killer was possibly trying to mislead police by drawing attention to supporters of the punk provocateurs.

The Investigative Committee said in a statement that the women, aged 76 and 38, were killed late last week in their apartment in the central city of Kazan with the words “Free Pussy Riot” written on the wall in English, “presumably” with blood. The substance has not yet been confirmed, it said.