A criminal case has also been initiated as per Section 1of Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (murder).

Mukhtar Arislanov was reported to have gone grocery shopping to Simferopol’s Zalessky outdoor market on August 27, 2014, and have been unaccounted for ever since.

Aslanov’s description: mid 40s – early 50s, 1m 66 sm, athletic build, dark grey hair, dark grey beard, grey eyes, full lips, shoe size - 41.

Distinguishable features: 2 scars, 2 cm in length, on the back of the head, 3 scars, 4 cm in length, on the left side of the back, 3rd tooth missing on the right-side part of the upper jaw.

Clothes: white T-shirt with broad diagonal stripes, grey slacks, blue snickers with green stripes on the sides, grey socks.

Personal articles: a handkerchief, sunglasses, a light brown leather case for a mobile phone, a Nokia mobile phone.