- M, 26
- Federal District Plus
- Street, Town, Region
- Moscow city centre
- Expert TV
- Other Ties
- Cause of Death
- stabbed to death
- Legal Qualification
- Article 105 ("Murder") of the RF Criminal Code
IDENTITY OF THE KILLER (May 2011)
A source in law enforcement has informed Interfax that the murderer of Dmitry Okkert has been identified as a 20-year-old citizen of Tajikistan. He stabbed Okkert during a quarrel in the flat rented by the TV presenter and then fled. Warrants have been issued for his arrest. There is as yet no official confirmation of this information.
MURDER IN MOSCOW (June 2010)
The TV journalist Dmitry Okkert has been murdered in Moscow. The presenter and editor of the news programme on the Expert TV channel lay dead in his locked apartment for several days before being found, reports RIA Novosti citing Anatoly Bagmet, head of the Moscow city investigative committee. An investigation has begun under Article 105 (murder) of the RF Criminal Code, said Bagmet, adding that “the Moscow criminal investigation department, and our best detectives and investigators, are at work”.
The RF Investigative Committee said that Okkert died from a knife wound to the neck. The 26-year-old journalist’s body was discovered on 25 June in his central Moscow apartment. All possible interpretations are being looked into, said Bagmet, including a link to Okkert’s work as a journalist.
Friends found Okkert's body after the journalist had not answered the phone for three days. The GZT.ru website managed to contact a close friend who worked with Okkert for the same TV channel. She last talked to Dmitry late on 21 June. He was in a good mood and did not mention any problems. She said there were no traces of a struggle or burglary at the flat nor did it appear that Okkert had been having a drink with anyone. The only missing item, she remarked, was Okkert’s laptop computer which usually stood all the time on the table in his study.
Source: Glasnost Defence Foundation, June 2010 monitoring report