SAN FRANCISCO (AP) â€” A 27-year-old college student allegedly told police that he killed his landlady, dismembered her body and discarded the parts throughout the city.
Vadim Mieseges was arrested at a San Francisco-area mall after he tried to hit security guards with a wooden dowel, police said. Later, he ``suddenly blurted out'' that he had killed the woman with whom he shared an apartment, police Deputy Chief Richard Holder said.
Mieseges, a computer science student at San Francisco State University, was booked for investigation of murder and was being held in the San Francisco County jail.
Police said he led investigators to at least three locations, including Golden Gate Park, where a human torso was found Wednesday. Police did not disclose whether other body parts were found.
Forensic tests will determine whether the torso belonged to Ella Wong, 47, from whom Mieseges sublet a room, police said. A family member of Wong's reported her missing April 30.
Mieseges was taken into custody at the mall Monday after security guards said he pulled the dowel from a display, put it in his belt like a sword and later waved it at them, police said.
Mieseges told police he came to the United States in 1996 from his native Switzerland, where he was institutionalized. He takes prescription medication for attention deficit disorder, according to police reports.
Mieseges kicked and bit officers arresting him and shouted, ``Those are my TVs'' as he was being taken into custody. Guards said he was carrying a knife, methamphetamine and marijuana.