Serial killer confesses

  • 2008-09-18
  • In cooperation with BNS

The killer buried his victims in the forests of southern Latvia

RIGA 's A manfrom the southern-Latvian town of Bauskahas confessed to murdering two women before slashing his 11-year-old daughter'sthroat.

Ivars Grantins was arrested on Aug. 29, three days after hisdaughter was found in a pool of her own blood with her throat slashed. Grantinsconfessed to murdering his daughter shortly after being detained. 

Police report that the killer has now also confessed tobrutally murdering and dismembering his ex-girlfriend and a woman he met at a partythis summer.

Inga Lomakina became the killer's first victim at 3 a.m. on June 29 after telling him that shewanted to break off their relationship. Grantins then strangled her to deathand cut her body into "approximately 50 pieces" before burying her remains inthe forest, police representatives said Thursday. 

Two of Lomakina's children from a previous marriage, aged 9and ten, were asleep in the house at the time of the crime.

The serial killer claimed his second on July 20. Grantins,36, followed 18-year-old Jana Ribinska as she left a countryside party. 

Police representatives said they suspect the man rapedRibinska before drowning her in a nearby pond, cutting her body into six piecesand burying the remains in the forest.

Grantins has also confessed to cutting his 11-year-old daughters throat.Daina, a student of the Bauska Christian elementary school, was found in her murderedin her bed on Aug. 26. The girl had been living with Grantins and his mother.

Grantins faces life in prison if he is found guilty of the crimes. Policeare still trying to determine if the killer had any more victims. Grantins has beenpreviously found guilty of sex offenses and assault.