Cannibal family 'admits killing and eating 30 in Russia'

An alleged 'cannibal family' has admitted to killing and eating at least 30 people over a period of 18 years, it was reported today.

Police are understood to have found eight body parts, and are checking for more human remains to assess the veracity of the confessions.

A man aged 35, named as Dmitry Bakshaev from Krasnodar in southern Russia, was identified as having told interrogators he began his macabre reign of terror in 1999.

His picture was released along with an alleged woman victim, also 35, who was not named.

A man aged 35, named as Dmitry Bakshaev (pictured) from Krasnodar in southern Russia, was identified as having told interrogators he began his macabre reign of terror in 1999

Bakshaev with a hammer and sickle, the symbols of the Soviet Union

A man aged 35, named as Dmitry Bakshaev (pictured) from Krasnodar in southern Russia, was identified as having told interrogators he began his macabre reign of terror in 1999

The pair was detained after a mobile phone was found in Krasnodar city with pictures showing a man posing for selfies by human body parts, it was reported. Pictured: A man with what appears to be a hand in his mouth 

The pair was detained after a mobile phone was found in Krasnodar city with pictures showing a man posing for selfies by human body parts, it was reported. Pictured: A man with what appears to be a hand in his mouth 

The man had been killing and eating people since 1999, according to his confession. Pictured: Body parts of a woman found in Krasnodar 

The man had been killing and eating people since 1999, according to his confession. Pictured: Body parts of a woman found in Krasnodar 

The man and his wife Natalia, 42, a nurse, were part of a 'cannibal family', according to Mash news outlet, which is known to have links to Russian law enforcement.

Mash initially identified the pictured woman as his cannibal wife but local sources in Krasnodar insisted she was a recent victim.

Bakshaev and his spouse stored human remains in their fridge and freezer as well as a cellar, according to sources in the Russian Investigative Committee, which examines serious crime in Russia.

Mash initially identified the pictured woman as his cannibal wife but local sources in Krasnodar insisted she was a recent victim

Mash initially identified the pictured woman as his cannibal wife but local sources in Krasnodar insisted she was a recent victim

Seven packs of frozen body parts were found. The couple also apparently preserved some 'meat' in jars, with one image showing what is alleged to be human remains pickled in a jar.

Some 19 remains of 'human skin' were also discovered which had been 'removed from dead people'.

The pair was detained after a mobile phone was found in Krasnodar city with pictures showing a man posing for selfies by human body parts, it was reported.

After being quizzed by law enforcement officers, the pair is reported to have 'confessed'.

It is known parts of a of female body were found on 12 September on land linked to a military academy at 135 Dzerzhinskogo Street,

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