Boy, nine, dies after getting trapped inside a washing machine

Boy, nine, dies after getting trapped inside a washing machine

  • The child was home alone after returning from his school in Yelizovo, Russia 
  • Marks on his elbows suggest he had desperately tried to escape from the drum
  • Detectives now asking whether he was forced inside by intruder or climbed in
  • Understood washing machine had not been switched on while boy was inside 

A nine year old boy has died in Russia after becoming trapped inside a washing machine.

Marks on his elbows and back suggested he had desperately tried to escape from the drum.

Detectives are examining whether he was forced into the machine by an intruder or climbed in voluntarily.

The child was found dead inside the washing machine at his home in Yelizovo, in the Kamchatka region of Russia (pictured)

The child – not named – was home alone after returning from school in Yelizovo, Kamchatka region, say police.

His mother got back from her job in a kindergarten, and her son was ‘missing’, she said.

Then she noticed him behind the closed door of the washing machine, said the Russian Investigative Committee.


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‘Her son was lying inside without showing any signs of life,’ reported Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.

She opened the door ‘and pulled the boy out’ but he had ‘no heart beat’.

She called an ambulance but the boy was found to be dead.

Detailed forensic tests will be carried out to discover the cause of death, and investigations are continuing.

An ambulance was sent to the boy in Yelizovo (pictured) but he was found to be dead

Police are now investigating the incident in Yelizovo (pictured) to determine whether the boy was forced into the machine by an intruder or climbed in voluntarily

Detectives say they could find no immediate evidence of a forced entry to the family’s flat, and it is suspected the ‘small and slim’ boy climbed in the drum.

Top investigators had been assigned to the case, said the committee.

It is understood the washing machine had not been switched on.

The boy’s mother said she had called him after 3pm to check he was home from school safely and he had seemed ‘fine’.

She arrived home at 6pm to find him dead.  

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