News reports appeared September 25, 2017 about the arrest of a cannibalistic serial killer couple in Krasnodar, Russia, Natalia Baksheeva, 42, a nurse at a military academy, and Dmitry Baksheev, 35. Neighbors reported that both were frequently seen in public in an intoxicated state.
Investigation of the pair began on September 11 when a discarded phone was discovered by road construction worker Roman Khomyakov containing gruesome photos of severed human body parts, including “photos of a man with different parts of a dismembered human body in his mouth,” according to the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. Police were able to identify the phone’s owner.A day after the phone’s discovery a bag containing dismembered, female believed to be Elena Vashrusheva, was discovered a military aviation school dormitory near the couple’s home located within a military base.
A Police raid on the couple's apartment building turned up over half-a-dozen body parts, canned flesh, body parts in saline solution, frozen meat (possibly human, and 'recipes' for cooking a human. In the courtyard and basement were additional body fragments.
“Dmitry Baksheev has reportedly confessed to two murders – that of the woman photographed on the phone and an additional 2012 killing.” Yet Natalia “has reportedly confessed to being involved in preying on, kidnapping, killing and eating at least 30 victims since 1999.”
Natalia had apparently cooked remains of victims into meat pies which she sold around the military academy.
[“Kuban Cannibals: Russian Couple Accused of Killing, Eating 30 People Detained,” Sputnik, Sep. 25, 2017]
[“Selfies with human remains: Russian ‘cannibal couple’ detained after gruesome find,” RT, Sep. 25, 2017]
[Will Stewart, “’Cannibal couple made human meat PIES and supplied them to local restaurants after luring female victims on Russian dating sites',” Daily Mail, Sep. 27, 2017]
[, “Russian ‘cannibal couple’ may have drugged, killed and eaten as many as 30 people, police say,” Washington Post, Sep. 26, 2017]
For more cases see: Cannibal Murderesses
More: Female Serial Killers of Russia