Dmitry and Natalia Baksheevy

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Dmitry and Natalia Baksheevy
BornDmitry - January 28, 1982
Natalia - January 25, 1975
DiedDmitry - February 16, 2020
Krasnodar Krai, RSFSR
Other names"The Krasnodar Cannibals"
"The family of cannibals"
Conviction(s)February 2019
June 2019
State(s)Krasnodar Krai
Date apprehended
September 24, 2017

Dmitry Baksheev (January 28, 1982 - February 16, 2020) and Natalia Baksheeva (born January 25, 1975), are a family from Krasnodar who were accused of killing a local woman. According to rumors, the Baksheevs are also responsible for a series of murders and cannibalistic acts.[1] The couple were convicted of the murder and imprisoned in 2019.[2]


Dmitry was born in 1982, and Natalia in 1975. Natalia worked for some time as a senior nurse in the sanitation department of the Krasnodar Higher Military Aviation School of AK Serov pilots, but was dismissed due to chronic alcoholism. Dmitry had been tried for robbery and car theft, but by the time of the murder, all of his convictions had been extinguished.[3] He worked as an apartment repairman and a general worker. The Baksheevs had lived together since 2012 in a school dormitory, the room being inherited by Natalia from her previous husband. The couple led an antisocial lifestyle.

The Baksheevs' crimes were discovered by accident: Dmitry lost his mobile phone, on which there were pictures of him with human remains, even holding a severed human hand in his mouth, in one of them. The phone was later found by road workers and immediately reported to the police. At the interrogation, he claimed that he had found the remains in the bushes, but later confessed to killing a woman.

As the investigation later found out, the victim of the Baksheevs was a resident of Krasnodar, Elena Vakhrusheva (born March 5, 1982 in Omutninsk). The murder occurred on September 8 during a joint alcohol drinking session, when a sudden quarrel began between Natalia and Elena. Natalia then told her husband to kill her rival, also actively participating in the murder herself. Elena died as a result of multiple stab wounds.[4] Then the Baksheevs dismembered the corpse, keeping some of the remains in their home, and throwing away others in the surrounding area.

During the investigation into the activities in the Baksheev household, fragments of a human body in saline solution, food and frozen meat parts of unknown origin were found. In the basement of the house and the adjoining territory, the remains of the deceased's body were found and seized, while the food and frozen meat fragments were sent for examination.

Initially, the criminal case was initiated with a murder charge, but the Baksheevs were later charged with group murder. The case was referred to the first department for investigation of special importance.[5]

On September 28, Vadim Bugaenko, the head of the Investigative Department of the Russian Democratic Republic for the Krasnodar Krai, told reporters that the remains found in the Baksheevs' apartment belonged to one person.[6]

Also, a procedural check was initiated on the fact of leaked photos from Dmitry's phone, which led to speculations about a family of serial killer-cannibals that operated in the city.


Natalia Baksheeva was convicted in February 2019. The court found her guilty of incitement to murder. She was sentenced to 10 years in a penal colony and 1.5 years in prison.[7] Natalia appealed the decision, but the sentence remained unchanged. On June 28, 2019, Dmitry Baksheev was sentenced to 12 years and 2 months in a maximum-security prison. In addition, he was prescribed compulsory supervision and treatment by a psychiatrist.[8] On February 16th 2020, Dimitri Baksheev died of untreated type one diabetes while in custody.

Rumors and speculation[edit]

The story quickly overgrew with rumors, according to which the couple had been hunting people since 1999. The rumors also said that the cannibals tortured their victims before killing them, and made various dishes from the corpses, keeping the remains canned. According to initial reports, Natalia allegedly supplied the canned human meat to the school where she worked.[9] Later it was suggested that the Baksheevs distributed such canned food to the Krasnodar catering establishments, but those rumors were quickly refuted.[10] Also, the media published a rumor that Dmitry Baksheev allegedly confessed to a murder committed in 2012, and Natalia - to 30 murders.[11] However, the Investigative Committee stated several times that they had no such data on a series of murders for cannibalism by a married couple and that in the Baksheev case there was only one murder. Finally, it was also rumored that during the search of the Baksheevs' apartment, 19 pieces of human skin, 7 body parts, photos of eerie dishes, canned food with human meat, including mammary glands, and even cooking recipes for humans were seized.[12][13]

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  1. ^ "В Иркутске предъявлено обвинение местным жителям в совершении ряда преступлений, в том числе двойном убийстве" [Irkutsk accused local residents of committing a number of crimes, including double murder]. 5 February 2019.
  2. ^ Cleve R. Wootson Jr. (26 September 2017). "Russian 'cannibal couple' may have drugged, killed and eaten as many as 30 people, police say". The Washington Post. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Биографию "краснодарских каннибалов" проанализируют с самого детства" [The biography of the "Krasnodar cannibals" will be analyzed from childhood]. РИА Новости (in Russian). 28 September 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  4. ^ "СК рассказал о роли ревности в деле "краснодарских каннибалов"" [SK spoke about the role of jealousy in the case of the "Krasnodar cannibals"]. РИА Новости. 28 September 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  5. ^ "В Краснодаре следователи устанавливают обстоятельства убийства женщины и расчленения ее тела - Следственного комитета Российской Федерации по Краснодарскому краю" [In Krasnodar, investigators establish the circumstances of the murder of a woman and the dismemberment of her body - the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Krasnodar Territory].
  6. ^ "СКР не нашел подтверждения, что в Краснодаре действовала семья убийц-каннибалов" [TFR did not find confirmation that a family of cannibal killers was operating in Krasnodar.]. September 28, 2017.
  7. ^ Evgeniya Khilko (27 February 2019). "Последнее слово Натальи Бакшеевой в суде: "Я виновата лишь в том, что своим поведением довела мужа до преступления"" [The last word of Natalia Baksheeva in court: “I am only guilty of bringing my husband to a crime with my behavior”]. KP.RU - сайт «Комсомольской правды». Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  8. ^ ЧЕРНАЯ, Мирослава (July 10, 2019). ""Краснодарский каннибал" обжаловал приговор" [The Krasnodar Cannibal appealed the verdict.]. KP.RU - сайт «Комсомольской правды».
  9. ^ "Семья краснодарских каннибалов призналась в убийстве 30 человек" [The Krasnodar cannibal family admitted to killing 30 people]. September 25, 2017.
  10. ^ "Власти Кубани отрицают, что каннибалы поставляли продукцию в общепит" [The authorities of Kuban deny that the cannibals supplied products to public catering].
  11. ^ "На Кубани задержана семья каннибалов" [A family of cannibals was detained in the Kuban]. НТВ.
  12. ^ "В СК опровергли информацию о серии убийств каннибалами в Краснодаре" [The SC denied the information about the series of murders by cannibals in Krasnodar.].
  13. ^ "СКР не нашел подтверждения, что в Краснодаре действовала семья убийц-каннибалов" [TFR did not find confirmation that a family of cannibal killers was operating in Krasnodar.]. September 28, 2017.

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