POLICE in northeastern China announced the arrest of a murder suspect who had been on the run for 25 years.
The Shuangyashan city police posted a statement online which said that the man, identified only by his surname, Guo, allegedly killed six members of a family in 1991 “over a trivial matter.” The murders took place in Heilongjiang province’s Raohe county.
According to Xinhua, the man admitted hacking the six victims to death with an axe.
The statement says Guo was detained on May 8 in the western region of Xinjiang, along with his wife, Wang. She was detained on suspicion of shielding a criminal.
Additional reporting by the Associated Press