The worst Russian couple knocked their victims out with sedatives, then skinned them alive. Afterward, they ate parts of their victims, froze the remains, or packed them in jars filled with saline solution.

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

Dmitry was born in 1982 in southern Russia and shortly after his birth, he was placed into an orphanage. Dmitry was staying in an orphanage until the age of three years old and at this time, he was adopted by a lovely married couple named Svetlana and Vladimir. When Dmitry was 15 years old, his adopted mother, who was diagnosed with cancer passed away. Dmitry’s adopted father turned really mean and violent towards him. He kicked Dmitry out of the house at 15 years old. So he gets lucky and he finds a job doing construction.

Then things are looking up. He has a roof over his head and a job. Dmitry’s personal life, his social life, It was not too great. He didn’t have any friends. He never had a girlfriend before and he was still considered a loner. It’s said that Dmitry liked to hang around local bars and he liked to hang around people who liked to drink a lot. Although Dmitry didn’t, he rarely drank himself. While Dmitry was out at one of these bars trying to at least attempt to have a social life, that’s where he met this woman named Natalia.

So Natalia was born in 1975. She was raised by her mother and her grandmother. Natalia was an adult, She worked some time as a senior nurse in the sanitation department of Krasnodar. At the age of 23, Natalia and her husband, have their first son together. Not long after she had her son, her husband passed away. After her husband's died she’s trying her best to like keep moving forward. But at the same time, She had a lot of loss and she’s not doing well and then she started drinking a lot. Then she decided to check herself into a mental hospital. She thought that she needed help. She was like I am gonna try and receive help. When Natalia gets there to the psychiatric hospital, She tells the doctor that she thinks something’s wrong. She thinks she has some kind of manic disorder. The doctor decides to do some tests on her and they back and they tell Natalia there’s nothing wrong with her, She’s 100% fine, and they let her go. Natalia ends up getting fired or let go from her job because she was drinking a lot and it was affecting her work. Natalia is going out and she’s drinking a lot and that’s when she meets Dmitry.

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 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.

Later found out, the victim of the Baksheevs was a resident of Krasnodar, Elena Vakhrusheva, 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. Then the Baksheevs dismembered the corpse, keeping some of the remains in their home, and throwing away others in the surrounding area. The couple tried to turn soldiers at the military academy where they worked into unwitting cannibals, slipping "canned human meat" into their food. 

The couple responsible for the death or disappearance of as many as 30 people in the city of 750,000 in the southwestern tip of Russia, about five hours from Sochi. 

The authorities have probed another alleged murder in 2012, or a picture found at the couple’s flat believed to show a severed human head served as dinner and garnished with mandarin oranges in 1999. Russian law does not include a specific criminal offense of cannibalism.

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