Cannibal family ‘confesses to killing and eating at least 30 people in Russia, where they kept human remains in the cellar of their house of horror and posed for selfies with body parts’


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  • ‘Cannibal family’ from Krasnodar in Russia confesses to eating at least 30 people
  • Dmitry Baksheev, 35, said to have told interrogators cannibalism began in 1999
  • His picture was released along with an alleged female victim who was not named
  • Baksheev and his wife Natalia alleged to have stored body parts in their freezer


An alleged ‘cannibal family’ has admitted to killing and eating at least 30 people over a period of 18 years, it was reported today.

Police are understood to have found eight body parts, and are checking for more human remains to assess the veracity of the confessions.

A man aged 35, named as Dmitry Baksheev from Krasnodar in southern Russia, was identified as having told interrogators he began his macabre reign of terror in 1999.

His picture was released along with an alleged woman victim, also 35, who was not named.

The man and his wife Natalia, 42, a nurse, were part of a ‘cannibal family’, according to Mash news outlet, which is known to have links to Russian law enforcement.

Mash initially identified the pictured woman as his cannibal wife but local sources in Krasnodar insisted she was a recent victim.

In their home, ‘video lessons for cannibals’ were found, according to local news source
Since her detention, Natalia has undergone psychiatric tests and was judged to be ‘mentally healthy’, according to Mash, part of a one of Russia largest media empires, closely linked to the Kremlin.

She is alleged to have confessed to at least 30 cases of killing and cannibalism by the couple.

Her psychiatric hospital tests showed she was ‘an absolutely healthy adequate person who fully accounts of her actions’, said her diagnosis cited by Mash.

Baksheev and his spouse stored human remains in their fridge and freezer as well as a cellar, according to sources in the Russian Investigative Committee, which examines serious crime in Russia.

Seven packs of frozen body parts were found. The couple also apparently preserved some ‘meat’ in jars, with one image showing what is alleged to be human remains pickled in a jar.

Some 19 remains of ‘human skin’ were also discovered which had been ‘removed from dead people’.

The pair was detained after a mobile phone was found in Krasnodar city with pictures showing a man posing for selfies by human body parts, it was reported.

After being quizzed by law enforcement officers, the pair is reported to have ‘confessed’.

It is known parts of a female body were found on 12 September on land linked to a military academy at 135 Dzerzhinskogo Street, Krasnodar in a cellar.

A bucket and bag contained body parts. Another bag was filled with the dead woman’s possessions.

Around the same time at Repina Street, workers have found a mobile phone with photographs of a man taking a selfie with parts of a human body.

The man – believed to work in a military academy – had also photographed the cut-off head of the unknown woman and her skull.

The man had been killing and eating people since 1999, according to his confession.

Natalia Smyatskaya, senior assistant to the head of Krasnodar Investigative Committee, confirmed that the pictured dead woman had been identified.

However, her name was not revealed.

She was 35, and had came to live in Krasnodar from Omutinsk town in Kirov region.

Another picture has been reported as showing a human head on a plate surrounded by oranges. It is dated 28 December 1999 – which, if valid, leads to the suspicion that the confession of an 18-year reign of terror as a cannibal is correct.

The pictures were evidently found by state investigators among the possessions of the ‘husband and wife cannibals’.
One image shows alleged cannibal Baksheev posing with a hammer and sickle – the symbols of the Soviet Union, the country in which he was born.

Woman cannibal Natalia Baksheeva is seven years older than her husband, according to police documents.
It is not known how long they have been married. She works at the same military academy where her husband is employed.

They apparently live in academy quarters in a hostel. Her picture has not been released.

Both are currently held in detention in Krasnodar.

The pair used ether and a Russian drug Corvalol (main substance is Phenobarbital) to make their victims sleep, it has been alleged.

The smell of the drug reeked from their room in a hostel at the military academy, according to neighbours.

They lived in the hostel of the Military Aviation Academy that belongs to the Russian Defence Ministry.

A worker said: ‘Each time we tried to enter their room, they started wild shouting and crying.

‘Natalia is a scandalous woman, aggressive, so we did not risk it.’

Investigative committee official Smyatskaya added that the initial criminal investigation is into the death of one woman.

Other alleged murders are ‘being checked by our officers’, she said.

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