Samoilenko Ihor, Chief Forensic Expert of the Department of Trace Evidence, Ballistics, Explosive and Weapons Research of the Criminalistics Laboratory provided his commentary to UA: Pershiy TV channel concerning the death of the Ukrainian composer and performer.
During an interview with reporters, Igor Samoilenko said that the examination was carried out in conditions as close as possible to the known circumstances of the death of Volodymyr Ivasiuk. For this purpose, the experts of the Institute specially selected a place in the forest with a similar characteristics and a sports-trained person who, in terms of constitution and physical capabilities, responded to the composer. The experiment itself was carried out in the spring, according to weather conditions that correspond to the probable date of Ivasiuk’s death.
“According to the results of the experiment, it was found that in those circumstances it was impossible for one person to commit suicide alone. Two or three more people were needed”, summed up Ihor Samoilenko about the results of the examination.
As you know, the body of the author of the well-known hit “Red Rue” (in Ukrainian “Chervona Ruta”) was found in the Briukhovetskyi forest near Lviv on May 18, 1979. The investigation, which was carried out immediately after the death, concluded that Ivasiuk had committed suicide.
Київський науково-дослідний інститут судових експертиз
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Kyiv Research Institute of Forensic Expertise
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