MOSCOW: A couple suspected of cannibalism has confessed to killing at least 30 people in Russia over 20 years, reports said on Wednesday (Sep 27).
Russian authorities had detained Dmitry Baksheev, 35, and his wife Natalia, 42, on Monday on suspicion of murdering a woman and eating her flesh after finding selfies with the victim's body parts.
The Investigative Committee in the southern Krasnodar region arrested the two after a lost phone containing the photographs was handed in to police.
They believe Baksheev killed the woman in a drunken fight in wasteland on Sep 8 and then cut up her body while his wife was present.
"After carrying out the crime, the man took photographs of himself with some fragments of the dead woman's body with his cell phone camera," investigators said.
The phone was traced to the couple who lived in a hostel at a nearby military facility. A dismembered 35-year-old woman was also reportedly discovered nearby, along with the victim's bag.