By Lizzie DeGanga
A couple accused of being serial cannibals have confessed to killing and eating at least 30 people over 18 years .
Dmitry Baksheev, 35, and Natalia Baksheeva, 42, were arrested after seven bags of body parts were allegedly found in their fridge and freezer. Local Media reported that nineteen slices of skin and at least one jar with pickled human remains were also discovered in the couple’s flat in Krasnodar, Russia.
Cans with steamed meat were found in their kitchen, a source told Komsomolskaya Pravda.
Police fear that the victims were lured by Dmitry after being found on dating websites then killed and eaten by him and Natalia. Reports claim she fed human meat to student pilots in the military academy where she worked as a nurse. She was fired as a nurse because of her drinking habit. Officers are now checking for more human remains to determine if the confessions are genuine. Local news reports have claimed the shocking find of human body parts, many mobile phones and a “video lessons for cannibals” in their home.
Dmitry allegedly told interrogators he began killing and eating people in 1999. Natalia is reported to have been shown the faces of missing women and identified dozens who she claimed were their victims. “A psychologist was sent from Nizhny Novgorod to make her talk.” Separate reports say she was checked by a psychiatric hospital and found to be “mentally healthy”.
A police source confirmed: “Going through the photographs, Natalia has recognised more than 30 victims they killed and eaten together with her husband.” The source confirmed.
Road worker Roman Khomyakov found his Samsung mobile phone and saw images of him posing for selfies with a woman’s body parts.
‘We were working near Gastello street, putting asphalt on the road, when I found the phone,’ he said.
‘I opened the photo album and looked only at two pictures. At first I did not even understand what was there, it looked like a head and a hand. I thought pictures were real.”
A police report stated: “He took a selfie with the hand in his mouth, at the same time he put the fingers of the dead hand into his nose.
“Then he cut one finger with a knife.”
Dimitry came looking for the phone. Khomyakov said: “The man looked homeless and asked: ‘I lost my phone’. I recognised him from the pictures in the phone.”
He continued: “So I did not return the phone, we said we knew nothing. He left. Soon a road police car came passed, and I gave them the mobile phone. I said: ‘It’s your job, sort it out’.”
A police source added: “The earliest date of their culinary experiment is 28 December 1999 – the date on one of the photographs.
“We can see a cooked human head at the big plate surrounded by mandarins.
apartment“They put olives into the eyes and attached a lemon to the nose.”
A police search found body parts in a rubbish container near the hostel where the pair lived, and a red-haired woman’s head in a metal bucket, with human skin nearby. More human remains were found in a cellar.
It was claimed Baksheev confessed to throwing away the body parts, telling police: “I did a stupid thing.”
Police have established that Baksheev was an orphan from Siberia who was adopted by a childless couple.
He was in his teens when his mother Svetlana died of cancer – and his adoptive father threw him out of the family home even though he was underage.
Some reports say Natalia took him in and married him when he was 18.
Others say that she had other partners and the pair did not wed until four years ago.
His father – who was not named – said: ‘Before moving out of our flat he set fire to his room.’
He said: ‘He was convicted four times for stealing things.
‘He took loans and gave my name as a trustee.
‘I had to switch off my phone because banks kept calling me.
‘I had tried to help him, I found jobs for him several times but what could I do?
‘It is useless talking to him.
‘His eyes are made of glass.
‘He is looking through your body and does not listen.’
Both suspects have been detained pending further investigations.