A family accused of being cannibals have admitted to killing and eating at least 30 people. The killings are said to have taken place over 18 years as police are believed to have discovered eight body parts.
Officers are now checking for more human remains to determine if the confessions are genuine.
As well as the shocking find of human body parts, police also found a “video lessons for cannibals” in their home, local news reports have claimed.
Dmitry Bakshaev, 35, from Krasnodar in southern Russia has allegedly told interrogators he began killing and eating people in 1999. Bakshaev and his wife 42-year-old Natalia Bakshaeva, a nurse, was part of a “cannibal family”, according to Mash news outlet, which is known to have links to Russian law enforcement.
Bakshaev’s picture was released along with a 35-year-old woman. Mash initially identified the pictured woman as his cannibal wife but local sources in Krasnodar insisted she was a recent victim.
Bakshaev and his spouse stored human remains in their fridge and freezer as well as a cellar, according to sources in the Russian Investigative Committee. Seven packs of frozen body parts were found.
The couple also preserved some “meat” in jars. Some 19 remains of “human skin” were also discovered.