The Baksheevs were originally arrested in 2017 for a murder commited in Krasnodar, a city in southern Russia. The story behind the arrest seems farcical, but the police were initially tipped off to the pair’s sordid activities by complete accident.
On September 11, 2017, road workers were conducting routine repairs and maintenance on one of Krasnodar’s roads. During their work, one of the construction workers discovered a phone—a phone belonging to Dmitry Baksheev.
The contents of the phone were shocking and disturbing to say the very least. The road workers were disgusted to find what appeared to be Dmitry, taking a selfie of himself, whilst holding remains of a human hand. More photos showed remains of a human head, as well as photographs of a human scalp.
Shockingly, one photo that was circulated throughout Russian media outlets purportedly shows Dmitry Baksheev with parts of a human body in his mouth.
Horrified at what they had discovered, the workers reported it to the police.
Only a day later were the remains found. According to the local newspaper Zhivaya Kuban, the body of a woman was found dismembered on land operated by a military aviation school found on Krasnodar’s Dzerzhinsky Street.
“During the inspection of the scene, a bag and a bucket with body parts of the deceased were also found, as well as a bag with things,” spoke Yvette Agayan, a member of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Krasnodar Territory.