Suspected cannibal, 51, is arrested by Russian authorities after the remains of three men are found in a river
- The 51-year-old man is alleged to have killed three people in Arkhangelsk, Russia
- Russia Investigative Committee said the man had dismembered the bodies
- Human remains were found along with that of animals such as dogs and cats
Police in Russia have arrested a man who they claim is a ‘cannibal’ after the force discovered the partially eaten corpses of three murder victims.
The bodies were found in the city of Arkhangelsk along with the body parts of dogs, cats and birds.
The 51-year-old man, who has not been named, is alleged to have killed three friends with a knife after they fell asleep.
It is thought that he had plied them with alcohol before they fell asleep, which Russian authorities say he did in order to eat them.
The 51-year-old man from Russia (pictured above in a blue jacket) is alleged to have killed three of his friends
The man was seen being taken away by officers who also found human remains nearby
The Russia Investigative Committee said the man had dismembered the bodies before eating parts of them.
It added that he then discarded the remains in a local river.
The killings allegedly took place between March 2016 and March 2017.
The statement added that the man had been considered in a fine state of mind after he was subjected to a medical examination.
The man is alleged to have told the relatives of one of his victims that they had gone away to work in another city
The accused is thought to have been living in one of the apartments of his victims after the killing, telling the parents of the deceased that his victim had gone to work in another city.
It added: ‘He confidently put forward the same version to police officers who were looking for the missing person’.
The other two victims were thought to have had no relatives, making it easier for him to cover up the murders as there would be no ‘family ties’ to contend with.
Officers in charge of the investigation said it took a long time for the bodies on the victims to be identified.
‘Considering that parts of the corpses were found fragmentary, which, in practice, excluded the possibility of their identification, they were only able to establish their identities thanks to a large number of various complex examinations.’