NOTORIOUS serial killer Romanovich Chikatilo was known as the butcher of Rostov.
Chikatilo was one of the most successful serial killers in world history.
Who was Andrei Chikatilo?
Andrei Chikatilo was a Soviet serial killer.
His crimes included murder, sexual assault, and mutilation, and he was also accused of cannibalism and was widely labeled a cannibal by the Russian press.
Chikatilo’s heinous crimes spanned the period from 1978 to 1990, with a police investigation hampered by the Soviet ideology that serial killings could not happen in a communist society.
Because of this mentality, he was initially arrested and released, which prompted him to commit more murders.
After his second arrest, the Rostov Ripper admitted to killing 57 women and children.
He was charged with 53 of those murders in 1992.
But in 1993, Russia’s Supreme Court ruled that nine of the murders lacked the necessary evidence to establish his guilt.
Who were the victims of Andrei Chikatilo?
Chikatilo worked as a teacher in the mining town of Novoshakhtinsk in Rostov, Oblast, Russia.
In his various roles as a teacher, he has violently sexually assaulted children of both sexes.
After losing his job as a teacher, he worked as a materialist for a factory in Rostov that produced building materials. That’s when he started killing.
His work required extensive travel throughout the Soviet Union where he was able to come into contact with his victims, who varied in age and gender but were mostly young children.
The youngest person to be murdered by Andrei Chikatilo was eight-year-old Igor Gudkov, who was killed in Aviators’ Park on August 9, 1983.
Chikatilo’s oldest murder victim was 31-year-old Lyubov Zuyeva, who was killed on April 4, 1990.
Where is Andrei Chikatilo now?
The Red Ripper was sentenced to death for his crimes and shot by gunfire on February 14, 1994 at the age of 47. He had two children.
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