Warning issued to Estonia re wanted Latvian murderer

  • 2023-04-19
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - The Latvian police have been searching for two days for a Leons Rusins, a 53-year-old man who terrorized and murdered his former domestic partner, and the Estonian police have likewise been informed about the search.

Head of the center of international assistance at the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board Maria-Elisabeth Kool told Postimees that the Estonian police were notified of the search immediately after the crime was discovered.

"We do not currently have reason to believe that this individual is in Estonia but we've relayed the information to our patrols and border crossing points in order to react rapidly, if necessary, and apprehend the fugitive," Kool said.

"We're ready to provide the Latvian police with comprehensive help, if it should prove necessary," Kool noted.

Postimees reported on Wednesday that the Latvian police have been searching for Rusins for two days after the man stalked and murdered his former domestic partner. He is also being accused of stalking other woman acquaintances of his victim. The victim had tried to end their relations, but the terror continued with hundreds of phone calls and messages, and even by burning the door of the woman's apartment. The man ignored the restraining order that was in force against him.

Rusins has now been declared wanted internationally.