Nikolay Soltys

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Nikolay Soltys
Nikolay Soltys
Nikolay Soltys
FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive
Charges Unlawful flight to avoid prosecution - Murder
Born Nikolay Alekseyevich Soltys
(1974-05-19)May 19, 1974
Died February 13, 2002(2002-02-13) (aged 27)
Sacramento, California
Added August 23, 2001
Caught August 30, 2001
Number 466

Nikolay Alekseyevich Soltys (May 19, 1974 – February 13, 2002) was a fugitive charged by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California in a federal and state arrest warrants for seven murders of his family members in and around the Sacramento area in August, 2001.

Rampage and aftermath[edit]

On August 20, 2001, Soltys, a Ukrainian immigrant, drove to the home of his aunt and uncle where he killed the couple and his two young cousins. Later on, Soltys stabbed his 23-year-old pregnant wife to death in their North Highlands home. He then drove his 4-year-old to dry creek near Dyer lane, put him in a box with toys, cut his tongue out and left him there. The boy was later found by police but he had already bled to death. Soltys' car was found in the vicinity of his mother's house, and in a search of the vehicle a note with information on location of his son was found.

On August 23, he became the 466th fugitive to be placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list.

On August 30, Soltys was arrested in the backyard of a family member's home without incident in Citrus Heights, California. He hanged himself in Sacramento County Jail on February 13, 2002.[1]


  1. ^ "Jailers: Accused killer Soltys commits suicide". CNN. February 14, 2002. Retrieved 2014-11-01. 

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