A judge along with his three relatives were found beheaded in his home in Ukraine, according to police reports.
The decapitated bodies of the judge in Ukraine, who was a collector of antiques of international fame, his wife, his son and son's girlfriend were found in his apartment in the city of Kharkiv over the weekend, police said Monday.
Interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko said that several antiques seemed to be missing from the house of Volodymyr Trofimov, 58, who had a collection of rare coins, military medals and porcelain figurines.
An Interior Ministry statement said that "all possibilities are being studied by investigators and all are based on the same conclusion. This crime was carefully planned and thought out beforehand."
State prosecutors said that the cases before the judge in recent years were limited to alimony payments, petty theft and debt collection.