Mikhail Popkov

The Werewolf, The Angarsk maniac

  Active for 19 years
(1992-2010) in Russia




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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 3 months ago.

Mikhail Popkov a known:

Mikhail Popkov
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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 -     
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Soviet Union
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
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
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
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: an alcoholic who abused Mikhail during childhood
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

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

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
living with children TRUE 250
mother drug abuse TRUE 188
physically abused TRUE 215
used weapon TRUE 413
rape TRUE 408
strangle TRUE 401
sex with body TRUE 392
mutilated TRUE 404
father drug abuse FALSE 184
problems in school FALSE 208
teased in school FALSE 206
physically defect FALSE 278
speach defect FALSE 277
head injury FALSE 276
psychologically abused FALSE 210
sexually abused FALSE 212
drug abuse FALSE 215
alcohol abuse FALSE 213
psychologist FALSE 243
forensic hospital FALSE 242
previous crimes FALSE 344
previous jail FALSE 329
previous prision FALSE 317
previous killed FALSE 201
kill at killers home FALSE 300
kill at victims home FALSE 303
used gun FALSE 412
torture FALSE 388
stalk FALSE 384
blindfold FALSE 338
bound FALSE 375
ate part of body FALSE 413
drank blood FALSE 402
posed body FALSE 339
totem body part FALSE 336
totem personal item FALSE 331
robbed FALSE 394

Books that Mention Mikhail Popkov

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Mikhail Popkov)
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Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Mikhail Popkov)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: Tracking Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Mikhail Popkov)
Christine Honders
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Book: Serial Killing Cop (mentions serial killer Mikhail Popkov)
Frank Coleman
Serial Killing Cop
Book: The Will To Kill (mentions serial killer Mikhail Popkov)
James Alan Fox
The Will To Kill

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.

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

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  2. #2 of 57 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #3 of 231 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #5 of 281 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #8 of 642 [ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #48 of 59 [ Page 4 ] of Recent Serial Killers sorted by Most Recent
  7. #52 of 642 [ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #170 of 642 [ Page 12 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #462 of 642 [ Page 31 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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