The Rostov Ripper | Russia (Part 1)

Episode 127
Feb 14, 08:30 PM

In the 1980s, women & children disappeared from all over Rostov Oblast. 10 years into the investigation, police arrested an unassuming man in connection with the heinous murders.

In the 1980s USSR’s Rostov Oblast was terrorized by a cold-blooded serial killer. Women and children disappeared from bus stops and train stations, and police were at a loss. They called the faceless killer The Rostov Ripper, The Butcher of Rostov, The Maniac… After a decade-long killing-spree, police arrested an unassuming man. Andrei Chikatilo was a former teacher and grandfather. Had he been hiding in plain sight all along?
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