Mikhail Popkov (Mikhail Viktorovich Popkov) a Russian serial killer former police officer and rapist known as The Werewolf and the Angarsk maniac. Popkov sexually assaulted and murdered numerous young women between 1992 and 2010. He was convicted of twenty-two murders in 2015 and confessed to fifty-nine additional homicides three years later. He killed and mutilated his victims, while dressed in his police uniform, with weapons including knives, axes, baseball bats and screwdrivers. Popkov contracted syphilis while raping one of his victims. On December 10th 2018, Popkov was convicted of fifty-six additional murders in the regional court of Irkutsk in Siberia.
Serial Killer Mikhail Popkov (aka) The Werewolf, The Angarsk maniac, was active for 19 years between 1992-2010, known to have ( 78 confirmed / 81 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Russia
Mikhail Popkov was born on March 7th 1964 in Angarsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia. His mother, an alcoholic who abused Mikhail during childhood. His mother abused alcohol and/or drugs. Mikhail Popkov was physically abused at some point of his life.
Popkov a heterosexual male citizen of Soviet Union. Popkov married fellow police officer, Elena Popkov. He had one daughter, Ekaterina Popkov.
In 1992 (Age 27/28) Mikhail Popkov started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of necrophilia, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife and daughter while working as a police officer and security guard in the Irkutsk region of Russia, where Popkov was known to work as a militsiya, serial killer.
He was arrested on June 23rd 2012 (Age 48), convicted on December 10th 2018 (Age 54), sentenced to life imprisonment at a prison in Russia. Popkov was convicted on charges of murder, attempted murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Mikhail Popkov has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 1 year ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia, is a sexual attraction or sexual act involving corpses. Serial Killer Necrophiliacs have been known to have sex with the body of their victim(s).
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||The Werewolf, The Angarsk maniac|
|Victims:||78 - 81|
|Years Active:||1992 - 2010|
|Ages Active:||27/28 - 45/46|
|Convicted Of:||murder, attempted murder|
|Life Span:||1964 -|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♓ Pisces |
Feb 18 - Mar 20
|Marital Status:||married fellow police officer, Elena Popkov|
|Children:||one daughter, Ekaterina Popkov|
|Living With:||his wife and daughter while working as a police officer and security guard in the Irkutsk region of Russia|
|Occupation:||militsiya, serial killer|
|D.O.B.:||Mar 7, 1964|
|Birth Location:||Angarsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia|
|Mother:||an alcoholic who abused Mikhail during childhood|
|Arrested:||Jun 23, 2012 (Age 48)|
|Convicted:||Dec 10, 2018 (Age 54)|
|Prison Location:||a prison in Russia|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Mikhail Popkov. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Mar 07 1964||Mikhail Popkov was born in Angarsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia. #19640307|
|Mar 07 1984|
|Mikhail Popkov started his serial killing spree. #1992|
|Mar 07 1994|
|Mar 07 2004|
|Mikhail Popkov ended his serial killing spree. #2010|
|Jun 23 2012|
|Mikhail Popkov arrested. #20120623|
|Mar 07 2014|
|Dec 10 2018|
|Mikhail Popkov was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at a prison in Russia. #20181210|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Mikhail Popkov (1992-2010).
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|living with children||TRUE||268|
|mother drug abuse||TRUE||195|
|sex with body||TRUE||429|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||319|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||322|
|ate part of body||FALSE||450|
|totem body part||FALSE||364|
|totem personal item||FALSE||353|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|1534560890||Tracking Serial Killers||Christine Honders||Mikhail Popkov||1|
|1545414181||Serial Killing Cop||Frank Coleman||Mikhail Popkov||1|
|1506365949||The Will To Kill|| 3 Total Including |
James Alan Fox
| 3 Total Including |
Mikhail Viktorovich Popkov (Russian: Михаи́л Ви́кторович Попко́в; born 7 March 1964) is a Russian serial killer and rapist who sexually assaulted and murdered numerous young women between 1992 and 2010 in Angarsk, Irkutsk, and Vladivostok in Siberia. Known as "The Werewolf" and the "Angarsk maniac"—termed as one of Russia's most prolific serial killers—for the brutal nature of his crimes, Popkov was convicted of 22 murders in 2015 and confessed to 59 additional homicides three years later.
Mikhail Popkov is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database