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Russian police say a pair dubbed the 'cannibal couple' may have killed and eaten dozens of people


Russian police arrested a couple they say may be responsible for the deaths or disappearances of as many as 30 people in the city of Krasnodar.

Natalia Baksheeva and her husband Dmitry Baksheev, who've been unofficially dubbed the "cannibal couple," came under investigation earlier this month after construction workers found a cellphone along a road they were repairing.

When the construction workers began swiping through the photos on the phone, they found disturbing images "of a man with different parts of a dismembered human body in his mouth,” The Washington Post reported, citing the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The construction workers turned the phone over to investigators and around the same time police discovered the dismembered body of a 35-year-old woman near the couple's home, CBS News reports.

Baksheev was arrested after authorities traced the phone back to him.

While searching the couple's home, police "discovered fragments of the human body in saline solution in the dormitory," CBS News reports. "Frozen meat parts of unknown origin were seized in the kitchen."

Although sources told the Russian news agency RIA Novosti that the man has only admitted to two murders, investigators said the couple could be linked to as many as 30.

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