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Student: I Dismembered Landlady

May 4, 2000

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ 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 shares an apartment, police Deputy Chief Richard Holder said.

Mieseges, a computer science student at San Francisco State University, was charged with murder and was being held in the San Francisco County jail.

Police said he led investigators to at least one location where a human torso was found Wednesday.

Forensic tests will determine whether the torso belonged to Ella Wong, 47, from whom Mieseges sublets a room in a four-unit apartment house, 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.

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