He was in his teens when his mother Svetlana died of cancer - and his adoptive father threw him out of the family home even though he was underage.Some reports say Natalia took him in and married him when he was 18.The man - believed to work in a military academy - had also photographed the cut-off head of the unknown woman and her skull.The man had been killing and eating people since 1999, according to his confession.It is believed she was killed in a forest nearby and her dismembered remains were carried to his home by Baksheev in a backpack.Both suspects have been detained pending further investigations.Alleged serial cannibal Dmitry Baksheev used dating sites to recruit women who he and his wife then killed and ate, it is claimed.Wife Natalia Baksheeva has told police the gruesome family had at least 30 victims over 18 years, and it is feared she fed human meat to student pilots in the military academy where she was a nurse, according to reports in Russia.
Her psychiatric hospital tests showed she was 'an absolutely healthy adequate person who fully accounts of her actions', said her diagnosis cited by Mash.
Mash initially identified the pictured woman as his cannibal wife but local sources in Krasnodar insisted she was a recent victim.
In their home, 'video lessons for cannibals' were found, according to local news source Since her detention, Natalia has undergone psychiatric tests and was judged to be 'mentally healthy', according to Mash, part of a one of Russia largest media empires, closely linked to the Kremlin.
Baksheev 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. 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'.