Russian cannibal couple tried to sell 'human meat pies' to restaurants

A Russian couple who confessed to killing and eating at least 30 people turned soldiers into unknowing cannibals, and tried to sell "human meat pies" to local restaurants, according to authorities.

Dmitry Baksheev and wife Natalia are believed to have given "frozen meat pieces" to personnel at a military academy based near their home in Krasnodar. And the killer couple also tried to get local restaurants to sample their fare.


"She was very active, asked lots of questions but mainly about where we buy our meat and fish and how fresh it is," local cafe owner Vitaly Yakubenko told the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper, according to Metro. "I said that we work only with certified suppliers."

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Neighbors said the cannibal couple sold the meat pies to make extra money. Natalia allegedly told a local resident "I bake pies," according to the Mirror. When asked what ingredients she used, she replied, "whatever is around," according to the newspaper.

A jar with pickled human remains was found in their home, according to the Mirror, along with other gruesome discoveries, such as 19 slices of skin.

The couple admitted to abducting and killing at least 30 people during an 18-year period. They were taken into custody after construction workers found a cellphone that included disturbing images of a man posing with a dismembered hand in his mouth.


Investigators are trying to figure out how they were able to get away unscathed for so many years despite being in such close proximity to the military base.

"We are a serious educational institution and now because of a drunk street cleaner (Baksheev) and a nurse we are in this scandal," an officer said, accoding to Metro.

Authorities believe some of the victims had used dating web sites before they disappeared, according to the Mirror.


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