Gunpowder Residue Found on Hands of Sofia Massacre Suspect

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Bulgaria: Gunpowder Residue Found on Hands of Sofia Massacre Suspect The door of the slain family. Photo by BGNES

Gunpowder residue has been found on the hands of 55-year-old Vasil Savov, who allegedly murdered his wife, his two sons and his mother-in-low before committing suicide in his apartment in Sofia.

Police are still investigating the family bloodbath that shocked the Bulgarian capital on Friday.

A Bulgarian couple, their two grown-up sons and grandmother were found dead in a Sofia apartment late on Thursday with multiple wounds.

The father, Vasil Savov, had a gunshot entry wound on his forehead. His 54-year-old wife, 21-year-old son and 79-year-old mother-in-law had gunshot entry wounds on the back of their necks. The older son, 27-year-old Vladimir, was stabbed and had no gunshot wounds

Initial reports had pointed towards Vladimir, who is believed to have had psychiatric problems, as the suspect.

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