RUSSIANS are in shock over the macabre beheading of a missing female architecture student whose remains were found in a city's botanical gardens after a suspected sex attack.
The severed head of Viktoria Povesma, 20, was dumped in a plastic bag near a pond in Tomsk, Siberia.
She had gone missing after a night out with friends in the city.
Brutal killing: Viktoria Povesma, 20, disappeared after a night out with friends in her home town of Tomsk in Siberia
Police today detained a 29 year old man with 'a history of sex attacks' who has confessed to killing her, say reports citing law enforcement officials.
Investigators later found her body parts during a search for remains relating to a suspected sex attack and murder.
Blonde with green eyes, Ms Povesma was a student of Tomsk State University of Architecture and Construction.
A search had been underway for the student - who was wearing jeans and a black T-shirt when she vanished after a night out with friends on Saturday.
Gruesome: The severed head of the 20-year-old was dumped in a