Mikhail Popkov

The Werewolf, The Angarsk maniac

  Active for 19 years
(1992-2010) in Russia

78

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

81

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 5 Books About Mikhail Popkov
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

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.

Mikhail Popkov Serial Killer Profile

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.

Profile Completeness: 85%
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Mikhail Popkov has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 9 months ago.

Mikhail Popkov a known:

Mikhail Popkov
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Mikhail Popkov
Nickname: The Werewolf, The Angarsk maniac
Victims: 78 - 81
Years Active: 1992 - 2010
Ages Active: 27/28 - 45/46
Active Countries: Russia
Convicted Of: murder, attempted murder
Life Span: 1964 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Soviet Union
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Feb 18 - Mar 20
Birth Month: March
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
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Mar 7, 1964
Family Name: Popkov
Given Name: Mikhail
Birth Location: Angarsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: an alcoholic who abused Mikhail during childhood
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Jun 23, 2012 (Age 48)
Convicted: Dec 10, 2018 (Age 54)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: a prison in Russia
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Mikhail Popkov

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.

Date Event Description
Mar 07 1964Mikhail Popkov was born in Angarsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia.  #19640307
Mar 07 1984
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1992
(Age 27/28)
Mikhail Popkov started his serial killing spree. #1992
Mar 07 1994
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Mar 07 2004
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
2010
(Age 45/46)
Mikhail Popkov ended his serial killing spree. #2010
Jun 23 2012
(Age 48)
Mikhail Popkov arrested. #20120623
Mar 07 2014
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Dec 10 2018
(Age 54)
Mikhail Popkov was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at a prison in Russia.  #20181210
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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 267
mother drug abuse TRUE 192
physically abused TRUE 228
used weapon TRUE 448
rape TRUE 447
strangle TRUE 437
sex with body TRUE 426
mutilated TRUE 440
father drug abuse FALSE 190
problems in school FALSE 218
teased in school FALSE 215
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
psychologically abused FALSE 221
sexually abused FALSE 223
drug abuse FALSE 223
alcohol abuse FALSE 222
psychologist FALSE 256
forensic hospital FALSE 255
previous crimes FALSE 363
previous jail FALSE 347
previous prision FALSE 332
previous killed FALSE 207
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350
robbed FALSE 414


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Book: Tracking Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Mikhail Popkov)
Christine Honders
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Book: Serial Killing Cop (mentions serial killer Mikhail Popkov)
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Book: The Will To Kill (mentions serial killer Mikhail Popkov)
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5 Books that mention Serial Killer
Mikhail Popkov

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
1534560890 Tracking Serial Killers 1
1545414181 Serial Killing Cop 1
1506365949 The Will To Kill 3

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.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q16734632 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 16, 2018.
  2. Mikhail Popkov on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 10, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Mikhail Viktorovich POPKOV on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 10, 2018.
  4. Mikhail Popkov found guilty of 56 more murders on www.cbsnews.com, Retrieved on Dec 10, 2018.
Internal References

Mikhail Popkov is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 29 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Russia
  2. #1 of 40 [ Page 1 ] of Pisces Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #1 of 38 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in March
  4. #2 of 60 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #3 of 249 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #5 of 305 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #8 of 649 [ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #52 of 63 [ Page 4 ] of Recent Serial Killers sorted by Most Recent
  9. #54 of 649 [ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #174 of 649 [ Page 12 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  11. #467 of 649 [ Page 32 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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