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Man confesses to killing wife and burying body before running off with another woman

Sep 1, 2022

A man has confessed to killing his wife and burying her corpse in a forest almost 15 years ago before starting a new life with another woman.

 

Accountant Vladimir Tretyakov, 45, was exposed after detectives reopened investigations and tapped his phone.

 

Man confesses to killing wife and burying body before running off with another woman

 

A review of old cases led detectives to return to the investigation.

 

When they tapped his phone, they heard him admit to killing wife Zhanna Tretyakova, then 29, according to a reliable source.

 

Man confesses to killing wife and burying body before running off with another woman

 

When confronted by police, the accountant, a father-of-five, confessed: “I will tell you everything, just don’t put me in jail.”

 

He openly admitted to investigators to punching Zhanna during a row. She fell and died of “severe head injuries”, he said.

 

He told officers that he wrapped her corpse in a blanket and stashed it on the balcony of their flat to hide it from their young children.

 

“The next day the husband loaded the body into a car and drove it to the forest in Vyborgsky district of Leningrad region, where he buried it,” said a source close to the case.

 

At the time, Tretyakov reported to police that his wife – with whom he had two young children, then aged seven and five – had gone missing and he actively joined a search to find her.

 

Man confesses to killing wife and burying body before running off with another woman

 

The row erupted after she had demanded a divorce, telling a friend she had seen his “texts with his mistress”, while he accused her of illicit contacts with men in a secret chat room.

 

A murder case into the missing woman’s fate was opened in 2008 but produced no results despite a huge investigation.

 

Meanwhile Tretyakov – deputy chief accountant at the world famous Pirogov Clinic of High Medical Technology in St Petersburg – raised the couple’s two sons and later remarried second wife Maria, with whom he now has three children.

 

Man confesses to killing wife and burying body before running off with another woman

Vladimir Tretyakov in court after admitting he killed his wife

 

A video shows Tretyakov explaining to detectives where he claims he buried the corpse of his first wife, who he met at university.

 

In the video he is shown telling officers: “From memory, I left the car somewhere around here, by the ditch.

 

“There was a light breeze when I buried her, and two pine trees here, swaying in the wind and creaking.”

 

He told officers: “I remember burying her next to the ditch, there it is behind my back.

 

“There were two trunks of pine trees lying here, one a little higher than the other.”

 

However, her remains have not been located yet and would be needed to ensure his prosecution.

 

A court ordered his house arrest pending the investigations.

 

Officers have only until early November to complete a criminal case against him which could lead to a 15-year jail term.

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