“Cannibal Couple” Mirrors ‘Sweeney Todd’ by Selling Human Meat Pies

In Russia, a "cannibal couple" has allegedly murdered approximately 30 people beginning in 1999, according to CNN. Natalia Baksheeva, 42, allegedly made 'pies' of suspected human meat and supplied them to local restaurants.

Both Natalia and her husband, Dmitry Baksheev, 35, have been detained. Police are investigating her confession that the couple killed and ate 30 or more victims. Vice reports that “cut-up human remains” were found in their fridge and freezer in their home in Krasnodar, southern Russia on a military academy.

Several Russian media outlets, including the state-sponsored Russia Today, allege that police found “packs of body parts, samples of human skin, and pickled human remains at the couple's home, as well as photos of severed heads and limbs”.

According to RIA Novosti, a state-operated domestic Russian-language news agency, cops also discovered "a glass jar with a canned hand".

Neighbors of the couple claim Natalia made and sold meat pies to create more income for the couple. When asked what she filled the pies with, she told one local, “whatever is around”.

According to The Daily Mail, Natalia is believed to have sold the pies to military trainees, including student pilots attending the academy where she worked. She also reportedly offered to supply meat to a cafe in the city, looking for a job.

Police are now investigating how the couple was able to live on the military academy run by the Russian Defence Ministry.

“In their home, many mobile phones of their victims were found, and also video lessons on how to cook meals from human meat,” said the police source. “Going through the photographs, the woman recognized more than 30 victims that they killed and eaten together with her husband”.

Her psychiatric hospital tests concluded she was 'an absolutely healthy adequate person who fully accounts for her actions', cited by Mash, a Russian media empire.

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