To clarify the numbers, Popkov has confessed to 59 new murders.
We are not counting in this total those 22 for which he was already sentenced. These cases are already closed.
Popkov’s only daughter, Ekaterina, has also spoken out about her father’s actions, but finds it impossible to believe as truth.
I do not believe any of this. I always felt myself as ‘Daddy’s girl’. For 25 years we were together, hand in hand. We walked, rode bikes, went to the shops, and he met me from school.Advertisement
We both collect model cars, so we have the same hobby. I wanted to be a criminologist, so I read a book with tips of how investigators catch serial killers and there were also basic classifications [about murderers]. Daddy doesn’t fit any of these classifications – he doesn’t look like some maniac.
As a result of the recent confession Popkov has been charged with an additional 47 murders, and police are expecting to add the other 12 once investigations are completed.