A meat magnate of the “sausage king” died after being shot with a crossbow before being handcuffed and tortured while bathing in a sauna.
Vladimir Marugov, 54, was with a woman named Sabina Gaziyeva, his 36-year-old girlfriend, when he was attacked on a family property 25 miles west of Moscow.
Sabina warned after she fled through a window and called the police from a neighboring house.
The sausage tsar, who owned some of Russia’s largest meat processing plants, was reportedly handcuffed and tortured “for an hour” after he was shot while his attackers tried to extract information from him.
When the police arrived at the scene, he had died of blood loss, with visible wounds on his back and shoulder.
Officers got a silver Citroen with a crossbow.
His killers fled into the forest on foot, and two suspects were later arrested.
The Russian investigative committee is conducting a murder investigation.
Marugov had been embroiled in a high profile property dispute, and there were rumors of financial trouble and debt.
He has been dubbed the “Sausage King” for his career in the meat-producing industry and owning some of the largest meat processing plants in the country.
The former couple’s 25-year-old son, Alexander, was killed in a motorcycle accident last year.
The committee said, “Several masked men entered a stand-alone sauna building on the household’s property, tied the owner and his partner together, and requested a transfer of funds.”