– ‘Cannibal Couple’ from Krasnodar in Russia confesses to eating at least 30 people
– Dmitry Baksheev, 35, told interrogators cannibalism began in 1999
– His partner Natalia Baksheeva, 42, allegedly tried to supply the human remains to cafes
– She allegedly told one local that she fills the pies with ‘whatever is around’
A couple, alleged to be cannibals made human meat pies and sold them to restaurants, according to a shocking trial in Russia. Suspected cannibal Natalia Baksheeva and husband Dmitry Baksheev, 35, are detained as police investigate her confession that the couple killed and ate 30 or more victims. Dismembered human remains were found in their fridge, freezer and elsewhere in their home at a hostel in a military academy in Krasnodar, southern Russia.
One victim was waitress Elena Vashrushev, 35, who lived near Natalia and her husband. It’s believed the couple trawled dating websites to find their other victims. Neighbours say Natalia, a former nurse, made and sold pies to boost her income.
According to newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets, Natalia offered to supply meat to a cafe in the city and sought work as a chef. Cafe owner Vitaly Yakubenko said:
‘It was in 2010. ‘She was very active, asked lots of questions but mainly about where we buy our meat and fish and how fresh it is. She made clear she could supply meant.
‘I said that we work only with certified suppliers.’ He added: ‘The police should look now where this woman may have worked as a chef and if she tried to push her products there too. ‘For sure these cannibals were looking for places to sell their meat. ‘It sounded to me like her main motive when she was looking for a job. Natalia told me she had experience working as a chef.’
She is believed to have sold human meat to military trainees, including student pilots, attending the academy where she worked. A probe is underway how the couple were allowed to live for years in the grounds of a military academy run by the Russian Defence Ministry.
One officer said:
We are a serious educational institution and now because of a drunk street cleaner (Baksheev) and a nurse we are in this scandal.’ Lyubov Baksheeva, second wife of Vladimir, Dmitry’s adoptive father, said the alleged cannibal’s natural parents had been addicts and he had grown up in an orphanage before Vladimir and his first wife adopted him. Ms Baksheeva said he had been jailed several times in his teens for robbery and theft. ‘We knew that this woman Natalia influenced him in a bad way,’ she said.