A 34-year-old man has been arrested in Kigali, Rwanda, after more than 10 bodies were found buried in a hole in the kitchen of his rented home. The suspect, believed to be a serial killer, allegedly lured his victims from bars to his residence in the Kicukiro suburb. Local media reports suggest that the number of victims discovered so far is 14, according to an anonymous source from the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB). However, RIB spokesman Thierry Murangira declined to confirm the exact figure, stating that forensic investigations will determine the final count.
The suspect had previously been arrested in July on charges of robbery and rape, among other offenses. However, due to a lack of evidence, he was granted bail. Ongoing investigations led to his rearrest on Tuesday, during which a search of his home uncovered the bodies in a pit he had dug in his kitchen. According to the RIB source, the suspect confessed to learning killing techniques from famous serial killers and admitted to dissolving some of his victims in acid. He targeted victims who were unlikely to have close family or friends to look out for them.
During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the killings, and preliminary investigations indicate that the victims were both male and female. The suspect’s modus operandi involved luring victims, primarily prostitutes, to his home, robbing them of their belongings, strangling them to death, and burying them in the kitchen hole of his rented house.