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The deserter in Chita was identified 16 years later using fingerprinting
In Chita, a soldier who had deserted from a military unit was identified 16 years later by fingerprinting. The man was found dead, there were no documents with him.
According to the press service of the main military investigation department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, in September 2004, the conscript voluntarily left the tankodrome in the village of Peschanka and went into the forest. The investigation considered the version about his murder by his colleagues, as well as about drowning in a tank pool for underwater driving.
16 years later, in September 2020, the body of a man was found in a private house in Chita. His common-law wife could not provide documents proving his identity, saying that they were burnt in the fire.
After taking fingerprints, a match was found with the fingerprint card of the wanted soldier. Also, the man from the photograph was identified by his mother, who lives in Novosibirsk.