MOSCOW – A Russian cannibal couple accused of murdering — then eating — 30 people served up some of their victims in human meat pies.
Published reports say Natalia Bakshaeva, 42, and her hungry hubby, Dmitry Baksheev, 35, confessed to murdering, dismembering and eating scores of their victims.
Now, the sickening case has taken a more macabre turn.
Neighbours told reporters that Bakshaeva made and sold “meat” pies for extra money. Russia Today reports that she told local cafe owners she could supply “meat” and may have worked as a chef.
“I bake pies,” she reportedly told one local, who added that when she was asked about her ingredients, Bakshaeva replied: “Whatever is around.”
In the freezer at the gruesome twosome’s Krasnodar home in southern Russia, detectives found chopped up human remains. Jars of steamed human “meat” were also discovered.
It’s believed the pair found their victims via lonely hearts websites.
“She was very active, asked lots of questions but mainly about where we buy our meat and fish and how fresh it is,” cafe owner Vitaly Yakubenko told The UK Sun.
After body parts were discovered near the military academy where the pair worked, cops zeroed in on them. They both confessed.
Komsomolskaya Pravda said Baksheev knew the jig was up after photos of him posing next to body parts emerged.
A police source told Pravda: “Going through the photographs, the woman has recognized more than 30 victims that they killed and eaten together with her husband. A psychologist was sent from Nizhny Novgorod to make her talk.”
The police source told the Russian newspaper of one of the shocking photos — it was Christmas 1999.
“We can see a cooked human head at the big plate surrounded by mandarins,” the source said. “They put olives into the eyes and attached a lemon to the nose.”
By Brad Hunter